A mental health organisation is urging employers to create opportunities for workers to socialise, with a quarter of Australian workers reporting they aren't connecting with their colleagues to the detriment of their workplace's psychological safety.
Indiscriminately taking tasks away from workers struggling with stress can make their conditions worse, according to a clinical psychologist who warns that misconceptions around employee burnout can have dire consequences.
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.
A major review has revealed the benefits of different types of active workstations, but an Australian researcher says a better understanding is needed of how these interventions affect workers' cognitive function.
Time pressure, burnout and other non-traumatic factors can affect the development of post-traumatic stress disorder in workers exposed to occupational violence, according to new research, which identifies mitigation strategies.
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.