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.
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.
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Workers with early-onset dementia have the capacity to remain in employment for some time after diagnosis, and employers can help them do so safely by providing a range of reasonable adjustments, UK researchers say.
An impending psychiatric examination of a worker accused of bullying has been ordered to consider a report from a barrister engaged by his employer, which could trigger disciplinary action against the worker.
A worker has proven a causal link between his life-threatening heart condition and a crush injury sustained at work 15 years earlier. Meanwhile, a worker's widow has been awarded lump sum compensation, despite this benefit not being available to her at the time of the worker's death.