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Aerosols and Black Lung

The definition of an aerosol, as used here, is a suspension of tiny particles or droplets in the air, such as dusts, mists, or fumes.

Sandblasting and Silicosis

Abrasive blasting is more commonly known as sandblasting since silica sand has been a commonly used material as the abrasive, although not the only one always used.

Hearing Conservation Program

A hearing conservation program is a written program that is designed to prevent hearing loss in employees that work in environments.

The impact of noise at work

Exposure to noise at work can harm workers’ health. The most well-known effect of noise at work is loss of hearing, a problem observed among coppersmiths in 1731.

Workplace rehabilitation

Workplace rehabilitation means helping an injured worker back to safe and suitable work at the earliest possible time. It's about finding the best ways for the worker to keep their valuable work skills with the aim to return to the job they had before their injury or another suitable job. If the worker is unable to return to their pre-injury job soon after their injury, a suitable duties program is developed to help the worker return to work safely over a period of time.

Workplace rehabilitation may involve:

a suitable duties program

on-the-job training to acquire new job skills

special assistance for severely injured workers.

Workplace rehabilitation can reduce the social and financial cost of workplace injury to the worker, employer and the Queensland community. But most importantly, it helps injured workers get back to work.

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Health Surveillance

 

What is Health Surveillance

Health Surveillance is a process involving a range of strategies and methods to systematically detect and assess the early signs of adverse effects

on the health of workers exposed to certain health hazards and subsequently acting on the results.

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Tips for Shift Workers

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TIPS FOR WORKERS WHO MUST WORK SHIFTS DIETARY AND EATING PATTERNS

■ Afternoon workers should have their meal in the middle of the day instead of the middle of their work shift

■ Night workers should eat lightly throughout the shift and have a moderate breakfast

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Diabetes and Employment


The  integration  of  diabetics  into  Industry  poses  a  significant  challenge  to  Industry, especially type I diabetics. Up until a few decades ago, fear and ignorance of diabetes, coupled with lack of awareness and education by the public and patients led to diabetics being excluded from the work force.

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Road to resilience


A combination of factors contributes to resilience. Many studies show that the primary factor in resilience is having caring and supportive relationships within and outside the family. Relationships that create love and trust, provide role models, and offer encouragement and reassurance help bolster a person's resilience.

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Manage your job stress

In this difficult economy, you may find it harder than ever to cope with challenges on the job. Both the stress we take with us when we go to work and the stress that awaits us on the job are on the rise – and employers, managers, and workers all feel the added pressure.

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Effective workplace health management

It can be argued that the workforce is the most important human asset for any corporation and certainly, the health of the

workforce has been an increasing area of concern over the last two decades.

With rapid industrial expansion , the subsequent changes in the nature of work available to regional populations,has seen

employment practices grow around these new industrializing needs,

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Obesity in the workplace


Overweight and obesity are classifications of a person’s excess body fat and are commonly assessed using the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is derived from a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by their height (in meters) squared (kg/m²). An adult is considered overweight if their BMI is greater than 25 kg/m²

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Noise and Pregnancy

Working in a noisy job when you’re pregnant can affect your hearing and increase your stress levels. When the noise level is very high, like a jackhammer or at a rock concert, it may increase your chances of having a baby with hearing problems. Here, you can learn more about noise at work and what you can do to reduce your exposure for a healthier pregnancy.

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