Townsville Bulletin RACHEL RILEY February 20, 2015
POLICE have confirmed a 24-year-old man has died after a workplace accident involving a forklift at a business on Ingham Road, Bohle.
Earlier, Emergency services are responding to a workplace accident involving a forklift on Ingham Road, Bohle.
It is believed a male worker may have been crushed.
Police had closed the road about 9.30am so an emergency rescue helicopter could land.
The road has since reopened.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland have been notified.
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ABC News Jonathan Hair 18 Feb., 2015
Police are investigating the death of a female diver in north Queensland.
Authorities said the 23-year-old English tourist was diving off Hayman Island, in the Whitsundays, when she died just before 5:00pm (AEST) yesterday.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances of the death.
They said the woman’s family had been contacted overseas.
It is the second diving death this week, after a 68-year-old Chinese tourist drowned while snorkelling off Cairns, in far north Queensland, on Monday.
(Oregon State University 9 February 2015) Treadmill desks can help overweight or obese office workers get out of their chairs and get moving, but a 12-week study by an Oregon State University researcher found that the increase in physical activity was small and did not help workers meet public health guidelines for daily exercise.
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Brisbane Times Noel Towell 14 January 2015
The Immigration Department is wasting its time and taxpayers’ money on forced drug tests for thousands of public servants, according to a leading workplace drug and alcohol expert.
The tests will be no deterrent, enormously expensive and might even make matters worse by forcing drug users in the department on to harder substances, according to AOD workplace testing’s Dr Donna Bull.
LA Times Gavin Huntley-Fenner 2 January 2015
Christmas Eve brought the unwelcome news that a lab worker at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. It was the latest in a series of similar lapses. The lapses reported so far have not involved serious injuries or fatalities. But is the lack of serious harm evidence that current safety measures are effective, or are the lapses early warning signs of systemic problems?