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RAAF jet fuel: Defence personnel call for inquiry after reporting wide range of serious illnesses

ABC News 30 June 2015

Current and former Defence Force personnel are calling for a wide-ranging inquiry into whether thousands of servicemen and women have suffered serious illnesses due to exposure to toxic jet fuel. 9 more words

Forensic Pathology

Occupational Health and Safety

Know your safety rights at work

Accidents can happen, but sometimes they can have life-altering or even fatal results. When you go to work, you shouldn’t have to worry about your health and safety. 453 more words

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Man dies at rubbish tip near Bundaberg

Brisbane Times Kim Stephens June 24, 2015

A contractor has died after being run over by heavy machinery at a Bundaberg Regional Council tip.
Workplace health and safety officers are investigating the incident, which occurred at a council-run waste transfer and recycling centre on Potters Road in Qunaba, inland of Bargara on Wednesday.

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Forensic Pathology

Brisbane flood tugboat hero Peter Fenton inadvertently contributed to his own death: coroner

ABC News John Taylor 19 June 2015

A man hailed for preventing a disaster on Brisbane’s Gateway Bridge during the city’s 2011 floods inadvertently contributed to his own death at his worksite, a coroner has found. 71 more words

Forensic Pathology

Every Breath Counts

Do you take breathing for granted?

Most of us do I am sure – until something goes wrong that is.

When I worked as a physiotherapist in the NHS I treated many people with conditions such as lung cancer, chronic bronchitis and emphysema – helping them to breathe more easily and to get rid of the excess build-up on their lungs. 613 more words

Health And Safety Regulations

Fifa, Qatar and Social Media - a new force in changing attitudes to Occupational Health and Safety?

On 27 May, the Washington Post published an article about deaths among migrant workers building stadiums in Qatar for the 2022 Fifa World Cup. It wasn’t, by a very long way, the first piece on the subject. 1,835 more words

Health And Safety Regulations

Unvaccinated nurses should not be discriminated against, says union

Sydney Morning Herald Craig Butt 9 June 2015

Nurses who are not vaccinated should not be discriminated against because of their choice, the Victorian branch of the nurses union says. 38 more words

Virology