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Australia’s deadliest job?

Australia’s deadliest job? A Macquarie University report has revealed the major reasons why truck driving is Australia’s deadliest job. Long hours, pressure to drive unsafe schedules with unsafe loads and an inability to raise safety concerns without jeopardising their jobs are among the risks to safety facing drivers. The report criticises a lack of training […]

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Why we need a new science of safety

Why we need a new science of safety Philip Thomas, University of Bristol   It is often said that our approach to health and safety has gone mad. But the truth is that it needs to go scientific. Managing risk is ultimately linked to questions of engineering and economics. Can something be made safer? How […]

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WorkLife: Why is work making us sick? (Audio)

WorkLife: Why is work making us sick? (Audio) Worker compensation claims have been decreasing over time but this masks all kinds of problems with our wellbeing at work. Making our workplaces healthier and safer means we have to confront all those things causing us stress at work. And that’s not going to be solved by […]

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These are the characteristics of people most likely to cut corners at work

These are the characteristics of people most likely to cut corners at work   Peter O’Connor, Queensland University of Technology and Peter Karl Jonason, Western Sydney University In a newly published study, we found that employees who “cut corners” tend to be morally compromised, low in conscientiousness, self-focused and impulsive. This in addition to the […]

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Time To Stand Up – Hazards of Sedentary Work

Time To Stand Up – Hazards of Sedentary Work A new report from Safe Work Australia has highlighted the hazards of sedentary work. Overall exposure to sedentary behaviour (especially prolonged, unbroken sitting time) is associated with a range of poor health outcomes, including musculoskeletal problems, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, some cancers and premature mortality. The […]

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Productivity Commission Releases Reports On Government Services

Productivity Commission Releases Reports On Government Services The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia over six departments: Childcare, education and training – includes performance reporting for Early childhood education and care (ECEC), School education and Vocational education and training (VET). Community Services […]

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New Leadership & Management Qualification – BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

New Leadership & Management Qualification For the Contemporary Workplace The BSB40812 Certificate IV in Frontline Management has been replaced by the new qualification BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management. As our work environments become more ambiguous, complex and fast paced, the BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management has been developed to provide the essential leadership […]

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