Browsing: Stress

TUE
2:30PM

Work burnout contributors and antidotes revealed

Being able to talk to managers about stress experienced at work, without fear of recrimination, more than doubles a worker's ability to cope with the stress, a major burnout study of more than 1,500 Australian and New Zealand workers has found.

THU
12:41PM

PC examines WHS duties under "forced experiment"

In a major report on Australia's "forced experiment" - widespread working-from-home arrangements for the pandemic - the Productivity Commission has detailed employers' WHS duties to remote workers, examined the "right to disconnect" and called for an upcoming WHS review to address the issue.

MON
3:34PM

Easing workers' COVID distress requires multiple measures

A major study of nearly 30,000 workers has found the often severe psychological distress from the risk of contracting COVID-19, either on the job or while commuting, is associated with "worry, rather than facts" and can be reduced by workplace measures.

FRI
12:45PM

Worker reinstated after fighting mask-less member of public

A commission has rejected an employer's claims that reinstating a worker to his safety critical role, after it unfairly dismissed him for engaging in an altercation with a member of the public not wearing a face mask, was inappropriate because of the negative impact this could have on his mental health.

THU
12:20PM

Hazard control strategies explained for R U OK? Day

For R U OK? Day today, a clinical services expert has highlighted the difficulties of meeting work demands during the COVID-19 pandemic, and stressed that reaching out to colleagues can "spark a life-changing conversation". Meanwhile, a safety regulator has outlined how to develop a mentally healthy workplace through the risk management process.

TUE
2:25PM

Burnout risks extend beyond long working hours

An experimental screening tool aimed at identifying workers suffering from burnout, based on the World Health Organisation's revised definition of the syndrome, has identified a range of risk factors aside from excessive work hours.

MON
3:52PM

High-stress role doesn't excuse bullying, denigration

A doctor's role in "one of the most stressful occupations" did not excuse his conduct in bullying and denigrating workers during a complex procedure, a commission has found in upholding a sanction against the man.

MON
2:19PM

Protecting personnel and future-proofing organisations

Coinciding with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the pilot of a major psychosocial safety climate program, delivered by Comcare and leading WHS experts, has shown how a pro-psychological health agenda can work quickly to protect staff.


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