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Opioid prescriptions killing workers, wreaking havoc on workers' comp systems

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
A major report, prompted by a public health emergency declared by US President Donald Trump, has found a high proportion of injured workers are prescribed opioids, often unnecessarily, exposing them to the risk of addiction within days of use and driving up employers' workers' comp costs.





ISO 45001 certification follows WHS undertaking

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
An employer that recently entered a $500,000 undertaking over alleged dust-related WHS breaches has become Australia's first government body to achieve ISO 45001 certification. Meanwhile, the International Organisation for Standardisation has flagged the publishing date for a new psychological health and safety Standard.

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