It’s no secret that not all workplaces and job-tasks are created equal in terms of health and safety. In a world where prevention is the goal, we need measures to help regulators and employers identify groups of workers, or types...
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 “Rather than being in that clinical space … where they [injured workers] are the passive recipient at times of constant care, we’re a space where it’s their job to give care because the rescue animals really need their help” –...
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Since medicinal cannabis was legalised in Victoria in 2016, there has been sustained interest in the drug for treating a wide range of conditions. To inform clinical decision-making on the safety and effectiveness of medicinal cannabis, ISCRR carried out two...
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The beautifully coloured windows of heritage buildings and churches that we often admire are made using lead, a heavy metal and known carcinogen. The small industry of lead lighting professionals who make and service these windows work directly with lead...
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If you’re a travelling sales representative, or an in-home carer, driving is a significant workplace safety risk. Thirty percent of registered light motor vehicles (i.e. passenger vehicles, utility vans) in Australia are driven by workers that need to drive in...
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Imagine experiencing the following while at work: Repeated abusive phone calls from someone who was issued a fine. Sexual harassment while performing carer’s duties within a client’s home. Verbal abuse and intimidation after issuing a parking fine. These are just...
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Why are Lumbar Spinal Fusion (LSF) surgery outcomes for workers’ compensation patients worse than for the general population? ISCRR’s Research Lead, Dr Janine McMillan, set out to answer this question in a recently published paper in the ANZ Journal of...
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ISCRR was recently asked to look into an intriguing question: is there a link between health and safety of healthcare workers and the clinical outcomes of their patients? Healthcare workers experience some of the highest rates of nonfatal occupational illness...
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