Workers who enter the job market when they're relatively young are more susceptible to developing habits that cause obesity and disability, meaning young employees should be the target of workplace health programs addressing the root of unhealthy behaviours, researchers say.
The CSIRO has committed nearly $3.3 million to workplace safety rectifications and undertakings, in lieu of prosecution over an explosion, in the first enforceable undertaking accepted under the Commonwealth WHS Act.
A worker who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after being violently assaulted in the course of his employment has been awarded the costs of repairing his backyard "Bali hut", with a tribunal finding the services satisfied the "assisting to cope" test under workers' comp laws.
The Federal Department of Home Affairs and a healthcare provider have been charged with WHS breaches relating to the suicide of a detainee at the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney. They could be fined a total of up to $6 million if found guilty.
An employer has successfully defended a claim that it negligently provided a dangerously unsuitable ladder to workers, with a court finding it did not leave the ladder in the unsecured position alleged by a worker and a regulator.
Strategies for preventing and managing occupational violence should focus on nine key themes, including risk management, the physical design of workspaces and vertical communication, according to a major research project funded by SafeWork NSW.
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.
A workplace supervisor charged with failing to discharge his safety obligations, in relation to a fatality, has been refused Supreme Court orders restoring his certificate of competency and ability to remain employed.