A significant proportion of NSW workers believe they are mentally unwell, over-worked and under constant pressure to perform, a landmark study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on worker mental health has found.
A comprehensive study on the impact of a COVID-19 lockdown in Europe shows that while working from home is associated with quality-of-life improvements in some groups, its benefits are not shared by everybody, and it is likely to have a negative impact on productivity.
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.
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.
A major employer's proposed alcohol restrictions for remote locations are unlikely to endanger workers' mental health, but the company should consult with unions on alternative measures before implementing the rules, the Fair Work Commission has found.
A worker's eight-hour injury-causing drive at the start of his working week was not an ordinary journey from his place of abode to his place of employment, an appeals commission has ruled in finding he was injured in the course of his employment.
Employers' health interventions for workers working remotely for the pandemic should not neglect those who already worked from home regularly, and appear to be struggling the most from changes to their routine, researchers say.
A worker who was on "availability duty" when he broke his leg, while walking his dog, was injured in the course of his employment, a tribunal has ruled, finding his employer's interpretation of the High Court test for interval injuries was too narrow.