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About 13% of Australian worker are working 50 hours or more a week, putting themselves, and others, at greater risk. Shutterstock

Our culture of overtime is costing us dearly

A maximum work week of 38 hours makes scientific sense. Working longer hours is bad for mental and physical health.
Why welding in a confined space is so dangerous: argon gas, used commonly in welding, is 38% denser than air. It can displace oxygen close to the ground. Being undetectable, this can lead to loss of consciousness and asphyxiation. Shutterstock

Killed in the line of work duties: we need to fix dangerous loopholes in health and safety laws

The death of apprentice Dillon Wu at a Melbourne factory raises questions about employer responsibility when a traditional employment relationship doesn't exist.

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