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 […]

The Centre for Work Health and Safety opened its doors for business in December last year. Comprising experts in the fields of research, insights and analytics, science outreach and business, the Centre leverages data and evidence to create awareness, suggest smarter approaches and bring about behaviour change in work health and safety. The team doesn’t […]

There are more than 1.4 million shift workers in Australia and the chance of them falling asleep at work is 60 per cent greater than those who work during the day. Naps can help improve alertness. Many shift workers nap before and during their shift, and often before driving home in the morning. Generally, when […]

Everyone has a responsibility when it comes safety in their workplace, but sometimes they just need to be reminded. Last year, our ‘Safety starts with you’ campaign reached more than 3.3 million people on social media, attracted more than 1.2 million to our YouTube videos, and saw more than 78,000 visits to our campaign website. […]

Exposure to chemicals is 100 per cent preventable. Without the proper controls, they can cause cancer, respiratory illnesses, skin and eye irritations, and fire and explosion-related injuries. There are literally thousands of hazardous chemicals used in the workplace – paints, pesticides, cleaners and fuels, to name a few. They come in various forms – powders, […]

Jason Garrels was just 20 years old when he died at a construction site in 2012. He had only been working there for nine days and his death was preventable. In this video, produced by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Jason’s family and friends share their experiences to raise awareness about the importance of workplace […]

Glenn Stewart, Work Health and Safety Manager for Calvary Healthcare, is another proud 2017 award winner. Glenn joined Calvary, a non-for-profit health organisation, in 2011. With more than 12,000 staff and volunteers, Calvary operates 15 public and private hospitals, 15 retirement and aged care facilities, and a national network of community care centres. No sooner […]