Economic fluctuations at national or jurisdictional levels affect workforce numbers and working pace, meaning they are significantly associated with occupational injury and fatality rates and can be used as leading indicators that drive prevention strategies, a unique study has found.
An employer's regular servicing regime, which exceeded a manufacturer's recommendations, has helped it defeat a worker's claim that his disabling injuries arose from driving a work vehicle with worn-down suspension.
A union has launched Federal Circuit Court proceedings against a company and two safety managers, alleging they hindered an investigation into suspected safety breaches by failing to disclose a worksite's WHS management plan.
Workers who don't believe they are provided with adequate PPE are at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions that can erode their ability to work safely, a study of service personnel operating in COVID-19-like environments has shown.
As COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ease across the country, a WHS regulator has outlined its policies for enforcing physical distancing rules for lifts in work buildings, transport operators have been told to closely monitor workers' health and separate them from passengers, and the Australian Industry Group has warned against tough penalties for working-at-home breaches.
At least 78 Victorian workers have been diagnosed with potentially deadly lung disease silicosis since the State Government banned certain high-risk work processes and launched a health screening program last year, figures released today show. Meanwhile, the former team manager of an A-League club has alleged he was bullied and injured in the role.
With the dramatic swing to working-from-home arrangements and new work technologies because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Comcare "emerging evidence alert" has highlighted new research on the connection between technology acceptance, engagement and wellbeing.
An employer has been ordered to pay a worker nearly $800,000 in damages for negligently providing him with a faulty vehicle seat and causing his debilitating back injury, with a court rejecting claims that his case was defeated by scientific research.
A worker whose long list of ankle and hip injuries began with excessive walking in work safety boots, has been permitted to combine his impairments for lump sum purposes, in a ruling on complex and controversial laws that are the subject of multiple appeals.