Quaternary ammonium compounds, also known as QACs or quats, are commonly used antimicrobials also found in many household products. Soap and water may be a safer bet when cleaning surfaces.
National Day of Mourning should be used to challenge misconceptions about occupational health and safety, and advance safer workplaces for Canadians.
Employing children as waste pickers lowers costs but exposes them to hazards.
While a workplace fatality is a great tragedy, an even greater tragedy is not learning from it.
In an on-set accident, Alec Baldwin has fatally fired a prop gun. When using weapons on screen, safety must always be paramount.
Burnout as the result of workplace stress has big implications for employers. Occupational health and safety standards require employers to protect both the physical and mental health of workers.
In post-pandemic Canada, the media will play a big role in shaping public understanding of labour conditions. A future of work that is safe and equitable requires the voices of workers.
Noise-induced hearing loss is an occupational health hazard. It remains a prevalent condition in the South African mining industry.
Toxic and hyper-masculine workplaces are linked with a variety of health issues including anxiety, depression, burnout, hair loss, insomnia, and headaches.
The Greencore case also presents lessons for the post-coronavirus economic recovery ahead.
The coronavirus pandemic highlights the importance of ensuring safe workspaces, and a new study suggests unionization leads workers to speak up about poor conditions.
There’s an important distinction between planned and unplanned communication.
Some 70-80% of health-care workers testing positive to COVID-19 in Victoria’s second wave were infected at work, compared with 22% in the first wave.
As Melburnians are encouraged to wear masks in public, shops and cafes around Australia can already make mask-wearing a condition of entry.
Employers obligations are set out clearly. What’s important is what they “know or reasonably ought to know”.
The technician who gave you that shiny manicure may be inhaling dangerous levels of toxic chemicals on the job.
What lessons can Australia learn from tackling asbestos to manage this latest preventable occupational hazard?
More than 500 Australians died in the Vietnam war and 3,000 were wounded, but the damage from Agent Orange was much more far-reaching, as Tim Fischer’s death last week reminded us.
There’s no uniformity around health and safety management programmes and practices within the construction industry.
Security guards won’t protect paramedics and community nurses from violent patients. And in hospital, some security guards can unwittingly escalate violence, unless they’re specially trained.