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Businesses Lose Almost $11B Due To Mental Health Issues

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Jul 2, 2014 11:15:00 PM

thumb_depositphotos_11584655_mThe beyondblue chairman shares his thoughts on anxiety and depression in the workplace. He said that a working environment which has a positive attitude when it comes to mental health is an important influence, next to salary, for someone who wants to accept a new job. He explains, Heads Up, a new website which provides advice on how to main a safe and healthy workplace.

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Topics: Blog, Occupational Health and Wellbeing

Depression Inside the Workplace – Neglected and Underestimated

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Jun 18, 2014 11:24:00 PM

depositphotos_4772028_m- work resizeAccording to the findings of a new survey, an increasing number of workers all over Australia feel that their working environment is mentally unhealthy. This causes members of the workforce to take more number of sick days because of stress, anxiety and depression.

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Topics: Blog, Occupational Health and Wellbeing

Investigations Regarding Safety of Indigenous Workers at Inpex Project

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Mar 17, 2014 1:31:00 AM

thumb_indigenous workersThe Australian federal government is currently conducting an investigation regarding several allegations concerning indigenous workers who are employed as trainees on a LNG project worth $34 billion. The participants claimed that they were provided with false certificates in order for them to operate hazardous machineries without proper training in accordance with the Indigenous Employment Program (IEP).

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Topics: Blog, Occupational Health and Wellbeing

Australian Retailers' Plea for Work Safety

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Dec 17, 2013 2:56:08 AM

retailers safety christmasInspectors at WorkSafe Victoria have made an ocular inspection among retail stores in Victoria. Shop owners of these stores were guided about work safety in time for the rush of holiday season.

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Topics: Blog, Occupational Health and Wellbeing

Body Vibration: Burdening Workers with Muscle Fatigue and Injury

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Dec 17, 2013 2:50:46 AM

vibration syndromeA contributing factor to most Australian labourers' muscle fatigue, stiffness and work injuries is whole body vibrations (WBV) which are due to high amplitude jolts and shocks.

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Topics: Blog, Occupational Health and Wellbeing