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  • Nov 24, 2017 at 2:08 am, by

    Desk-based workers want to sit less and walk more, research reveals

    A research published in the open access journal BMC Research Notes suggests that desk-based workers prefer spending less time sitting down and more time walking or doing physical activity as part of their working day. The researchers at the German Sport University Cologne said health promotion activities to reduce sitting time in the workplace should Continue Reading

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  • Nov 23, 2017 at 2:03 am, by

    Safety blitz to reduce construction deaths launched

    A year-long blitz to crack down on dodgy construction businesses putting their workers at risk has been launched today. Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said the number of falls from heights reported to SafeWork NSW had increased significantly in the last five years, with the majority happening on construction sites. “Falls are the number Continue Reading

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  • Nov 22, 2017 at 2:01 am, by

    Victorian farmers urged to apply for quad bike rebate scheme

    Victoria’s quad bike scheme is making farmers safer with hundreds of quad bikes across the state being fitted with the rollover protection since the Victorian government’s $ 6 million scheme came into effect. Over 1,580 quad bikes have had rollover protection fitted since October 2016, with a further 1,034 grants to help farmers buy more Continue Reading

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  • Nov 21, 2017 at 2:01 am, by

    Worker injured in Melbourne trench collapse

    WorkSafe Victoria is investigating an incident in which a man was seriously injured after a trench collapsed at a Melbourne worksite on Thursday afternoon. The 20-year-old was freed from the trench in Essendon at about 4pm. Paramedics treated the man at the scene before transporting him to Royal Melbourne Hospital for treatment. He was was Continue Reading

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  • Nov 20, 2017 at 1:58 am, by

    Public consultation on quad bike safety

    From 2011 to October 2017, 114 lives were lost due to quad bike incidents, with seventeen of these children below the age of 16. With these deaths, The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is investigating quad bike safety and is considering the merits of implementing a standard for quad bikes. The ACCC has recently Continue Reading

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