Rescue exercises and emergency simulations can place workers at risk of cardiovascular stress and heat stroke, and should be carefully monitored and include a recovery plan, Canadian researchers have warned.
Work safety authorities have issued special heat warnings to employers, which are particularly important to heed given the Bureau of Meteorology's latest annual climate statement and three-month forecast.
An international employer reinvigorated its safety observation program and culture by teaching workers to increase safe behaviours through clear, positive feedback, according to one of its senior safety managers.
Commercial drivers are required to interact with an increasing number of potentially-distracting technological devices, placing employers in a unique position to lead the way on anti-distraction road policies and the "Safe Systems" approach, where people aren't killed or seriously injured by simple mistakes.
A man has been prosecuted for threatening to kill a WHS inspector, while a safety regulator has issued a special forklift warning for the Christmas period, and another regulator has launched an anti-violence blitz.
Work stressors are the most common causes of poor sleep quality in workers, but they can reverse their sleep difficulties by increasing their physical activity levels, according to European researchers.