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Top 5 industry sectors in workforce diversity

26 March 2012

A study released by Forbes Insights, “Diversity & Inclusion: Unlocking Global Potential—Global Diversity Rankings by Country, Sector and Occupation,” ranks and measures diversity of workforces. Gender and age in particular determined the rankings of diver... read full story

Cardio groups address imaging safety

26 March 2012

Although the use of radiation in cardiovascular medicine cannot be eliminated, there are actions that can be taken to ensure patient safety, a gathering of professional societies and others concluded. The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart... read full story

Jobs 1001: Health care jobs boom

26 March 2012

WESTERN suburbs residents are set to cash in on hundreds of jobs in the health industry, the State Government says. More than 6600 new jobs in health care and social assistance have been forecast for the next five years by the Department of Education, Emp... read full story

iPads in Health and Medicine: More than an information revolution?

20 March 2012

Apple's iPad is increasingly finding use in health and medicine, with applications ranging from giving individuals instant access to a wealth of reference, educational and personal health information, to helping hospitals streamline their operations, redu... read full story

Bosses urged to introduce mental health policies

05 March 2012

WORKPLACES are being urged to introduce mental health policies - similar to sexual harassment policies - under a scheme by the WA Government. Nearly 250 West Australians take their own lives each year, with stress leave costing the nation’s employer’s $10... read full story

National work safety laws start

24 February 2012

Employees and bosses have to familiarise themselves with the new system that replaces the old state OHS rules. By Patricia Ryan. Occupational Health and Safety laws have undergone the biggest overhaul in a generation with the introduction of nationally ha... read full story

Mental Illness: The trillion-dollar elephant in the room

15 February 2012

In a knowledge-based economy, brains matter — and not taking care of our mental health has a negative impact on the bottom line, according to a recent report from the Global and Business Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health, a group of scien... read full story

Know your duty of care

30 January 2012

It may not be the most riveting of subjects, but it is one that you ignore at your own peril. Workplace health and safety is in the spotlight again following the introduction of new legislation on January 1 affecting just about every business across Austr... read full story

Study: Workplace wellness programs help cut healthcare costs

30 January 2012

Employees enrolled in workplace wellness programs report reduced personal healthcare costs, most commonly because of fitness center discounts and free preventative screenings, according to the findings of a survey by Principal Financial Group. While the s... read full story

Who should manage employee wellbeing

16 January 2012

In the third in a series of articles for Occupational Health magazine, wellbeing specialist Dr Bridget Juniper considers who should take responsibility for the development of employee wellbeing within an organisation. In this series on employee wellbeing,... read full story