Three new tiers of support for workers in distress, and other employees of a major government organisation, have yielded hundreds of interactions steering participants towards better mental health, a conference has heard.
BHP says it has embarked on a five-year "fatality elimination roadmap", and is on track to complete the roll out of a suite of controls to prevent workplace s-xual harassment, which it treats as a WHS issue and has tied to executive remuneration.
Multinational technology giant IBM has revealed its post-pandemic health and wellbeing strategy, stressing that disrupted access to healthcare because of COVID-19 is likely to drive workers' health and wellbeing needs for years to come.
Mental health safety stand-downs can help workers help each other, and help employers support the workforce during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, an engineering giant's head of safety, health, environment and quality says.
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.
The "softly, softly" approach to managing injured and very unwell workers helps them achieve their health and social goals and prepares them to tackle vocational issues, and is particularly effective for those with chronic conditions and costly long-tail claims, a specialist says.
Many employers with comprehensive mental health resources slip up by not promoting the services, according to the Australia and New Zealand wellbeing lead of a major multinational company, who says workers who engage with resources like EAPs or mental health first aiders are "like gold", if leveraged.
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted to a major employer the importance of supporting workers' holistic wellbeing, which will inform its approach to health and safety in the years to come, according to its general manager of people and culture.
Redesigning workplaces to allow workers to choose a workstation based on their task or mood can increase healthy physical activity during shifts, Japanese researchers have found in a study of a "walkable" office.