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16 Mar 2009

Bariatrics is the field of medicine concerned with weight loss. The term bariatric has been variously defined and for the purposes of this research is associated with the care of patients who are morbidly obese. Some consider a person with a Body Mass Index (BMI)...


24 Jan 2009

The Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) has released a research report on the occupational health and safety (OHS) implications of accurate data for the design of Australian workplaces. The accuracy of anthropometric data is an emerging issue that is a focus of research for...


1 Dec 2008

Nurses have been found to be exposed to a wide range of occupational hazards. They are particularly vulnerable to several diseases and injuries, including musculoskeletal injuries, latex allergies and needlestick injuries. Concerns have been raised in the research literature that rural and remote workplaces pose...


8 Sep 2008

This report shows that workers with a disability are not an increased occupational health and safety risk. The research findings suggest that workers with a disability have on average, a lower number of OHS incidents and have lower workers’ compensation costs, in comparison to...


8 Sep 2008

This paper briefly scopes out the potential impacts of obesity on occupational health and safety and workers' compensation in Australia. The focus on obesity in Australia to date has largely concentrated on public health outcomes with little attention being paid to obesity as...

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