Forceful handgrip work is one of three occupational biomechanical exposures that can cause radial tunnel syndrome, a common and costly nerve entrapment condition similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, European researchers have discovered.
A journalist's $180,000 post-traumatic stress disorder case, which is likely to transform newsrooms across the country, has detailed steps employers should take to prevent such injuries, including ensuring workers have "immediate" access to employee assistance programs.
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".
A major European study has found employers are failing to include workplace psychosocial factors in risk assessments despite their legislated obligation to do so. The findings are timely for Australia, given the focus on this issue in the recent review of the model WHS laws.
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.
The growing evidence from animal studies that nanomaterials can be harmful to health should compel employers to eliminate or reduce exposure to the tiny particles through the hierarchy of controls - immediately, according to special guidance from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
One in five Australian workers suffer from financial stress and they're more likely to engage in presenteeism and take sick leave, but employers can take simple steps to help workers become "financially well", an AMP director says.
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.