The Fair Work Commission has upheld the sacking of a worker who punched a supervisor in the face at a Christmas party, after rejecting his argument that he was unaware the event was a work function and hence his conduct was not connected to his employment.
Employers should look beyond trying to design the "perfect" roster to eliminate sleep-related worker fatigue, and focus on risk assessment, awareness training and the "four F's", according to a leading circadian biology researcher.
An inquest into two deaths has called for industry bodies to address the link between long hours and the high suicide rate in the veterinary profession, and highlighted the "uneducated" and "nonsensical" arguments against restricting access to a deadly workplace substance.
A commission has upheld the dismissal of a worker sacked for failing to report a microsleep incident and preserve the scene, who argued he was not required to do so because he didn't believe any injury or damage occurred.
BHP is educating its leaders on "chronic unease" to boost its safety culture, according to its latest sustainability report, which also details its new leading indicators and plans to improve contractor safety.