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Self reported work-related symptoms in hairdressers
Dr Mary Wyatt | Musculoskeletal problems for hairdressers may be reduced if the risks are understood.
How do workers with neck pain fare, and what influences their progress?
Dr Mary Wyatt | Neck pain commonly follows a persistent or recurrent course. Between 60% to 80% of workers who advise a sore neck at some point report they have a sore neck a year later. Workers who exercise do better, and white collar workers return to work sooner.
Work ability, psychosocial hazards and work experience in prisons
Dr Mary Wyatt | Spanish researchers sought to understand work ability amongst prison workers.

Industry News

Black lung returns to NSW
Published on February 08, 2017 | NSW mine workers, past and present, have been invited to contact Coal Health Services to arrange a medical examination after a worker was diagnosed with the state's first confirmed case of black lung disease since the 1970s.
Skate ramps for workplace wellness!
Published on February 08, 2017 | Some UK SMEs have a creative take on workplace wellness, according to this piece from the Guardian: a meeting room that doubles as a skate ramp, a "calming" office dog, a communal worm farm and more.
PTSD claimant criticises NSW workers comp
Published on February 08, 2017 | A woman who claims to have lost everything because of PTSD that developed as a result of a knock to the head at her Hunter Valley workplace says she was further traumatised by her experiences on workers' compensation.
Too hot to work?
Published on February 08, 2017 | There were 662 workers compensation claims for workplace fatigue, skin cancer and heat stroke in Queensland in the four years to July 2015. According to union branch secretary Lyndal Ryan, heat in the workplace is managed for some workers but not others.
Workplace psychologist explains mental health safety at work
Published on February 08, 2017 | Jennifer Newman, a Canadian workplace psychologist, believes that organisations fail to protect workers from mental health problems because bosses tend to see mental illnesses like depression and anxiety as purely personal problems.