A worker's frustration over his employer's PPE policy and alleged failure to prioritise safety over cost did not excuse his aggressive and intimidating conduct towards his co-workers, a commission has confirmed.
In a case prompting renewed calls for industrial manslaughter laws, a PCBU that failed to comply with its own safety management manual or apply available controls has been convicted over a death, while another employer has been fined over a painter's fatal fall.
Work stressors are the most common causes of poor sleep quality in workers, but they can reverse their sleep difficulties by increasing their physical activity levels, according to European researchers.
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.
An impending psychiatric examination of a worker accused of bullying has been ordered to consider a report from a barrister engaged by his employer, which could trigger disciplinary action against the worker.
Employers need to put in place far more comprehensive management plans for handling mental health emergencies in FIFO workplaces, according to one of 18 recommendations from a major new study on the mental health of FIFO workers.
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.