A tribunal has affirmed that dissatisfaction with employer-provided rehabilitation programs does not excuse the failure of injured workers to comply with them, in denying a "resistant" worker a new program with her preferred hours.
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.
Employers are entitled to alter workers' flexible working arrangements to improve their performance, but one manager's hasty attempt to do so was unreasonable, a tribunal has found in an injury dispute.
A senior insurance lawyer has outlined increasingly common work-from-home scenarios that can lead to psychological injury or harassment claims, and how managers can avoid them through "human-centred soft skills".
The growing "megatrend" of adopting robotics and automated systems will improve workplace safety, but could have the unintended effect of eroding workers' ability to deal with hazards, a CSIRO analyst has warned conference delegates.