A leading workplace safety expert has called for psychosocial safety climate (PSC) to be adopted as a company KPI for ethical management, because of its effectiveness in preventing worker mental ill-health and absenteeism.
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.
The effect of a worker's disability on their work capacity doesn't always constitute part of the disability, a full Federal Court has found, in quashing a finding that an employer that dismissed a worker on stress leave discriminated against him because of his mental disability.
A company made work easier and less stressful for workers dealing with the high cognitive demands of their job, by streamlining its procedures and reducing task complexity, according to its quality manager.
A unique study has found emergency workers are less likely than community members to suffer severe symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after natural and man-made disasters, providing clues to improving worker resilience and safety across all industries.
A short, weekly mindfulness program successfully reduced stressed among emergency despatchers with demanding schedules, suggesting such initiatives can be applied successfully to other challenging workplaces.
Employers have a duty to minimise workers' psychological stress and can do so by proactively boosting office morale and enforcing manageable workloads, a recruitment expert says. Meanwhile, employers have been warned that problem gambling can have a significant impact on the workplace, and offered tips to help struggling staff.