Browsing: White-collar work


Employer responded reasonably to psych risk: judge

Courts should not place an "absolute and unremitting" duty of care on employers to protect the mental health of their employees, a judge has warned in dismissing a psychologically injured worker's negligence claim.


Blood pressure levels slashed by white-collar strategy

A ground-breaking study of thousands of white-collar workers has found psychosocial interventions, like slowing the implementation of large projects to prevent excessive workload, significantly reduce the risk of hypertension, with the benefits lasting for years.


Sedentary work linked to common deadly cancer

Occupational sedentary behaviour is exposing workers to a significantly increased risk of one of the world's deadliest cancers, researchers have found.


Rehab session could not have contributed to carpal tunnel

A tribunal has rejected a worker's claim that rehabilitation treatments she was provided for a work injury aggravated her previously asymptomatic carpal tunnel syndrome and as a result, made it a work-related condition.


Can multiple workstation options improve health?

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.


COVID having worse impact on seasoned remote workers

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.


Pre-lockdown work limits restored; Bill passes; and more

  • Pre-lockdown work restrictions restored, with amendments;
  • Automatic mental injury payments pass Vic Parliament; and
  • OHS bans extended to prevent regulatory gap.

Mouse pain doesn't point to employment injury

A worker did not bear the onus of proving her work caused her pain condition, but still needed to provide enough evidence to articulate a case for her claim to proceed on, a tribunal has highlighted in rejecting her claim for a mouse-related injury.


Easing COVID restrictions; Quarterly update; and more

  • Easing of COVID restrictions accelerated for offices;
  • Diesel threshold commences in NSW, regulatory approach revealed;
  • Company charged with category-1 safety breach of HVNL; and
  • Did you miss our latest major WHS and COVID review?

COVID increasing unhealthy sedentary work; and more

  • COVID work arrangements increasing unhealthy sitting times;
  • New guidance on operation of SRC Act released; and
  • New OSH Commission chair and IRC head announced in WA.

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