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Work-related injuries

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Work Related Pain - Pain Management - painHEALTH

Work related pain means pain that occurs as a direct result of work (such as an injury at work), or pain that affects your work performance.

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Work-related stress - Better Health Channel

Work-related stress causes an increase in sick days and absenteeism, a higher turnover of staff and a drop in productivity.

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Eye Injuries in the Workplace | myVMC

Eye injuries in the workplace: There are a range of agents found in workplaces that can cause eye diseases, disorders or injuries. While many of these agents are often also found in everyday living environments, exposure at dangerous levels is most likely to occur in the workplace.

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Nontraumatic spinal cord injury information | myVMC

Nontraumatic spinal cord injury is an injury to the spine which is not caused by sudden trauma like a car accident. Causes include infection and cancer.

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Eye injury flash burns - Farmer Health

Flash burns (welders flash) are common painful complaints following welding on farms. Read more...

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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists: tests, treatments and procedures clinicians and consumers should question

Recommendations from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists on imaging for ankle trauma, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, low back pain, whole breast radiation therapy, prostate cancer, bone metastases, brain radiation therapy & locoregional therapy.

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Injury prevention in Australia

Injury is a major cause of preventable death and disability in Australia. Whether intended or accidental, most physical injuries can be prevented by identifying their causes and removing these, or reducing peoples exposure to them.

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Sports injury prevention - myDr.com.au

Look at your exercise program in terms of FIT - Frequency, Intensity and Time. Only one of these should be increased each week.

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Preventing falls

Falls and fall related injuries are the leading cause of injury and hospitalisation for older people in Australia but you can take simple steps to prevent them.

Read more on WA Health website

Sickness Allowance - Australian Government Department of Human Services

An income support payment if you cant work or study for a while because of illness, injury or disability.

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