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Hydration testing in the workplace explained

Drug and alcohol testing is commonplace on Australian mining and construction sites while companies are also increasingly introducing worker hydration testing as part of their

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Industrial clothing, PPE and heat stress

Wearing heavy duty industrial clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) increases heat stress in workers by trapping air against the skin, increasing its humidity and

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Energy drinks banned on work sites

Energy drinks are being banned from some construction sites due to rising health concerns around their super-caffeinated content, lack of nutritional value and detrimental health

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Olympians Fuel THORZT Hydration Program

An Olympian has described how being an industrial worker is highly demanding, physically challenging and in many ways similar to training for the Olympics. Having

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Dehydration, heat stress & hyponatremia

A safety manager working on a major construction project in the northwest of Western Australia has stressed the importance of worker hydration, heat stress management

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Heat acclimatisation, fitness & work

When 39 year old ultra-marathon runner Mauro Proserpi survived 10 days lost in the Saharan Desert by drinking bats’ blood and his own urine, he

Worker heat stress training management

Effective strategies to reduce heat stress among workers are often not implemented by management, despite their knowing that heat negatively impacts productivity and safety, according