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.
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.
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.
Making unwelcomed changes to a worker's roster, which "tipped her over the edge", constituted management action, but she was not excluded from workers' compensation because the change was not the sole or predominant cause of her mental injury, a court has ruled.
An injured worker's employment conditions after a council amalgamation, including an increased workload and having to use new software she couldn't get the hang of, did not fall within the meaning of reasonable actions taken with respect to her transfer, a commission has found.
A court has rejected a worker's claim that his employer took adverse action against him by sacking him after he took sick leave, after the employer was able to demonstrate his illness "played no part" in the dismissal.