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Industrial manslaughter and harassment vote imminent; Comcare issues anti-harassment guides

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
The Federal Government has been urged to use its "deciding vote" to add industrial manslaughter provisions and s-xual harassment controls to the national model WHS laws, while Comcare has released a series of guides on preventing workplace s-xual harassment and implementing early intervention programs for injured workers.

Managing workers' musculoskeletal injuries: common failings resulting in slow recovery and dysfunction

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Research and reports
Settling on passive treatments, and failing to empower workers with musculoskeletal injuries with the knowledge of what is causing their pain, are common failings leading to disability and excessive recovery periods, an exercise physiologist specialising in chronic pain says.

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