A commission full bench has rejected a sacked health and safety representative's claim that posting unverified and incorrect information on a safety-related shutdown on Facebook was not a serious matter warranting dismissal.
A draft Code of Practice on protecting the mental health of fly-in-fly-out workers has been amended to reflect the reporting requirements of WHS laws, clarify that it is useful for multiple industries and include the internationally recognised definition of mental health.
An employer breached its duty of care to a worker attacked in its open car park at night in failing to instruct staff on what to do if they came across suspicious people on the premises, an appeals court has confirmed.
Night-shift workers are at double the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a precursor to diabetes and cardiovascular disease, highlighting the need for early screening for metabolic disturbances, according to researchers.
FIFO workers who fear being stigmatised for having mental health problems are up to 24 times more likely than others to experience high psychological distress, according to a major study of Australian remote mining and construction workers.
Three employers have been ordered to pay more than $1.5 million in safety fines and reparations, after two workers were killed - including one who worked nearly 200 hours in the two weeks before his death - and a geotechnical report was ignored.