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EU-OSHA resource to help get workers talking about MSDs

A new resource for employers to help promote workplace dialogue about musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) has been published by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). 

MSDs causing more than a quarter of DALYs lost in NZ

Musculoskeletal harm now accounts for 27 per cent of all work-related disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost in New Zealand, according to a report from the country’s health and safety regulator, WorkSafe. A DALY is defined by the World Health Organization as one lost “healthy” life year.

NZ juice co fined $367,500 over faulty bottle filling machine fatality

A New Zealand juice company has been fined NZ$367,500 (£193,334) after it allowed a female employee to operate a faulty machine, which resulted in her death.

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Clocking on

The 24/7 society means that the number of people working nights is rising. But shift work takes its toll on our bodies as well as our social lives. We talk to researchers about how employers can reduce the risks.

Food and Drink Sector Conference 2017

Dust control, musculoskeletal disorders and support for an ageing workforce were among the themes at this year's event.

Graham Parker, Mapeley Estates

As he steps down from IOSH’s most senior elected post, we talk to the 50th president about a packed 12 months and keeping on top of his day job. 

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