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FRI
1:54PM

1,222 COVID claims lodged, many for mental injuries

Safe Work Australia's latest "snapshot" of COVID-19-related workers' compensation claims shows that while a quarter of all COVID claims are for psychological issues, nearly all of the claims in one industry involve mental health.

WED
12:55PM

Global company downs tools and groups issue manslaughter demands for world safety day

A global employer will down tools and conduct meetings on minimising occupational cancer risks, for World Day for Safety and Health at Work today. World safety day has also prompted renewed calls for Australia-wide industrial manslaughter provisions and an accelerated response to the review of the model WHS laws.

TUE
3:40PM

WHS and EO amendments crucial for harassment: EOC

Employers will have an explicit positive duty to eliminate workplace s-xual harassment and discrimination, under laws flagged in response to the latest major review of the issue. The review identified barriers to tackling harassment "through a WHS lens".

MON
12:22PM

Employer fined $100k; Eighty-four notices issued; more

  • Employer fined $100k after non-working riders injured;
  • Regulators issue 84 notices under ongoing blitzes; and
  • Employers must check surfaces for fragile spots.
THU
10:12AM

Nurse's return-to-work duties contributed to carpal tunnel

The causation of carpal tunnel syndrome continues to be a vexed issue for workers' compensation tribunals, with one recently concluding that a nurse's work in a busy emergency department was a significant contributing factor in her developing bilateral CTS.

WED
11:35AM

Murder inquest makes work safety recommendations

Laws and strategies created to protect remote health workers from violence, prompted by the murder of South Australian remote-area nurse Gayle Woodford, could be strengthened, with a coronial inquest identifying several concerning omissions.


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