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.
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.
A national tribunal has rejected a "frequently encountered" claim employers adopt to avoid liability for workers' diseases and ailments - that their conditions would have occurred irrespective of their jobs - and found a worker's carpal tunnel syndrome is work-related.
The surge of online, flexible work arrangements and digital employee management processes is one of many ways technological change will disrupt existing WHS management mechanisms and standards, Europe's peak safety agency says in a major report.
Workers with passive, undemanding roles are at increased risk of cognitive decline, and employers should attempt to mitigate this and associated issues, like higher absence rates, through clever job design, a decade-long study has found.
Australian PCBUs tend to focus heavily on the "real and imagined" hazards posed by workers with mental illness, while being "almost indifferent" to how these workers are psychologically impacted by discriminatory and poorly designed work systems, according to a leading disability rights and industrial relations academic.
Silicosis remains a major global health problem, occurs in industries ranging from mining to dentistry, and often affects young workers, a UK study covering more than two decades of data has confirmed.