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.
Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:59pm
Unions in Western Australia will be required to outline suspected breaches of the OSH Act and other laws in writing before they enter workplaces, if the Liberal Party retains power in the State election on Saturday.
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 3:50pm
A survey of CEOs and supervisors in the Western Australian construction sector has found that mandatory pre-employment safety training is helping employers reduce their injury costs.
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 1:45pm
Safe Work Australia's latest annual key statistics report shows that Australia's 1100 OHS inspectors issue about 60,000 notices a year. Also in this article, a work death involving an industrial door is being investigated in Queensland.
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:09am
The risk posed by a protruding door handle on a cupboard in an office was obvious and could have been eliminated by an employer "without undue difficulty or expense", a Queensland judge has found in upholding a worker's damages claim.
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 3:52pm
A worker who suffers nausea, disorientation and headaches when he uses or is near computers and other electrical equipment has been awarded workers' compensation.