A study led by the Black Dog Institute has revealed that regular exercise of any intensity can prevent future depression – and just one hour can help. The results show even small amounts of exercise can protect against depression, with mental health benefits seen regardless of age or gender. The study involved more than 30,000 […]

Following an amendment to the WHS Regulation, the NSW Government published a register of individuals who hold asbestos, high risk work and demolition licences as well as holders of general construction induction training cards (otherwise known as white cards). The register includes the licence holder’s name, licence number and type, the licence status, the licence […]

A recent survey of more than 2000 workers found that one in five have made a complaint about a workplace safety issue that was never fixed. One in 10 workers were too afraid to report safety issues because they might be fired and one in 20 have been demoted after making a safety complaint at […]

In Australia, more than six million employees take sick leave every year due to mental illness. Moreover, untreated mental health conditions are resulting in $10.9 billion being lost every year due to absenteeism, reduced productivity and compensation claims. A world-first study published in Lancet Psychiatry, led by researchers at the Black Dog Institute and University […]

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service employs roughly 100 staff, who spend hours above the skies to save more than 1000 lives per year from its bases in Newcastle and Tamworth. While their brave jobs are frequently in the spotlight, it’s the tireless role of the 950 volunteers that work behind the scenes that is perhaps […]

Research from the UK has indicated that spray painters can develop industrial asthma at a rate 80 times higher than the general public. In response to this alarming statistic, SafeWork NSW has been looking into spray painting in the motor vehicle repair industry. Over a two year period SafeWork inspectors investigated risks to health and […]

Every worker should go home healthy and safe each day from work. And in NSW we are working to ensure that workplace fatalities and serious injuries and illnesses are significantly reduced. Since the 2015 split from WorkCover NSW, SafeWork NSW has worked with stakeholders to formulate a clear focus on improving work health and safety […]