Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:41pm
When considering whether to adopt a wellness program, employers should ensure they have a willing "chief" and a worker who is committed to champion the initiative, US researchers have suggested.
Monday, 15 April 2013 3:57pm
A controversial independent investigation report on the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy, released last week, includes some "crucial lessons" for OHS regulators, including that they should never assume large employers are doing enough to protect their workers.
Monday, 15 April 2013 2:07pm
A South Australian worker with a reputation for practical jokes has had his unfair dismissal claim rejected, after the IRC found he wrote and sent an inappropriate email from a colleague's email account.
Monday, 15 April 2013 12:14pm
OHS regulators and police in NSW, Queensland and Victoria are investigating a construction death, two fatalities involving quad bikes, a mining incident that left a man a quadriplegic, and a manufacturing incident that left a woman with serious crush injuries.
Friday, 12 April 2013 3:56pm
Worker who claimed urine tests weren't best practice was fairly sacked; and OHS complaints led to unfair dismissal, worker awarded $35k.
Friday, 12 April 2013 2:52pm
Workplace inspections conducted by OHS regulators make managers think about safety and help employers reduce their injury costs, a new Safe Work Australia study on regulatory interventions has found.
Friday, 12 April 2013 12:25pm
A Queensland care provider has committed to spend nearly $400,000 - in lieu of prosecution - on training workers in manual handling and on other safety initiatives, after an elderly resident sustained serious injuries.
Thursday, 11 April 2013 3:27pm
A former safety representative who removed a machine's safety switch, and neglected to tell anyone, has had his unfair dismissal claim rejected.
Thursday, 11 April 2013 2:21pm
Heavy vehicle drivers feel forced to skip breaks and take stimulants; SISA awards open; and Essential safety news from Victoria and five other jurisdictions.
Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:46pm
A Commonwealth employee who was injured when she fell on a concrete pathway next to her work building has been awarded workers' compensation. Also in this article, an injured postie who opted for part-time work has lost her workers' comp benefits.