A court has upheld a decision quashing a PCBU's category 2 WHS charges, after hearing a worker's actions in crossing a painted line and entering an exclusion zone in the moments before his death were irrational and contrary to explicit, repeated instructions.
A worker who was accused of misusing confidential information and had her security pass and work phone confiscated in a meeting with her supervisor, is entitled to compensation for a stress injury, a court has confirmed.
A tribunal has affirmed that dissatisfaction with employer-provided rehabilitation programs does not excuse the failure of injured workers to comply with them, in denying a "resistant" worker a new program with her preferred hours.
A mental health organisation is urging employers to create opportunities for workers to socialise, with a quarter of Australian workers reporting they aren't connecting with their colleagues to the detriment of their workplace's psychological safety.
Canadian work health experts have joined the growing list of researchers warning that prescribing opioids for work-related injuries can lead to serious harm and protracted claims, and should be avoided.