Archived News for OHS Sector Professionals - November, 2013
A new study has found children are often put back onto a sporting field after they suffer a concussion, and the trend could lead to serious long-term negative effects.
A report on mine safety in Queensland has shown that contract workers are still at greater risk of on-site death than full-time employees, despite injury levels dropping overall.
The national secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union says the Federal Government plans to close the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, showing contempt for the hundreds of families affected by transport industry road deaths, and callous disregard for the many pressures that drivers face.
A survey has shown that engineering students should be more aware of the public and social welfare issues in their projects, or risk focusing too much on the technical and not enough on the human element.
Blood tests may soon be used to accurately diagnose concussion and predict long term cognitive disability, heralding a quick and easy way to check for life-threatening damage.
The Victorian Labor party claims it will get 5000 trucks per day off congested Melbourne roads with a $6 billion transport plan – if it wins next year’s state election.
The thousand-or-so kilometres of highway between the southern end of the Northern Territory to the northern end of Western Australia may become a sealed toll road for trucks, if a local group gets its way.
A study by one of Australia’s most prominent charities has shown there is still a strong stigma about mental health in the workplace, which keeps many from seeking the help they need.
More overtaking lanes will be added on one of the nation’s most dangerous highways, with duplication work to start soon on a section of the Bruce Highway north of Mackay.
Financial reports say the company that owns Cootes Transport will go ahead with its stock market float, despite its subsidiary’s troubles and safety review.