Tuesday, 12 March 2013 3:47pm
Researchers have urged employers to encourage injured workers to return to work more swiftly, after they found those who are absent on workers' comp for longer than six months are highly likely to gain weight, increasing the chances of further claims.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 2:53pm
In light of the recent sacking, for safety reasons, of up to 15 workers at a Barminco gold mine in Western Australia, a workplace relations lawyer has advised employers to ensure their OHS policies are "fit for purpose" and address specific hazards.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 11:29am
A Queensland worker, who claimed he suffered a back injury while receiving rehabilitative physiotherapy for a work-related knee injury, has lost his bid for workers' compensation in the IRC.
Monday, 11 March 2013 3:30pm
Injured workers less likely to sue if supervisors contact them; Safety inspectors issue 129 notices in a week; and Research on quad bike stability commences in NSW.
Monday, 11 March 2013 2:08pm
The Victorian Court of Appeal has confirmed that a labour-hire worker, who claimed he couldn't pursue his chosen career because of an injury, wasn't particularly interested in the job, and isn't entitled to damages for pain.
Friday, 08 March 2013 3:58pm
With winter and the flu season drawing closer, employers should consider implementing a flu vaccination program, after US researchers found work-based immunisation campaigns increase vaccination rates and reduce absenteeism.
Friday, 08 March 2013 2:27pm
The International Labour Organisation is marking International Women's Day today by calling on employers to do more to eliminate s-xual harassment - an "often subtle and disturbing form of aggression" that increases absence rates and affects productivity.
Friday, 08 March 2013 11:49am
A NSW project manager, who failed to implement a construction site safety plan, has become the fifth party to be fined over a workplace fall, which left an inexperienced worker with severe head injuries.
Thursday, 07 March 2013 3:37pm
Employers should have a formal process for receiving prohibition and improvement notices and determining whether to have them reviewed, according to Norton Rose Lawyers partner Barry Sherriff.
Thursday, 07 March 2013 2:18pm
A work-related psychological injury that arises from two stressors - s-xual harassment and perceived bullying - is still compensable if one of the stressors is considered reasonable management action, the Queensland IRC has found in upholding a worker's claim.