A company made work easier and less stressful for workers dealing with the high cognitive demands of their job, by streamlining its procedures and reducing task complexity, according to its quality manager.
A unique study has found emergency workers are less likely than community members to suffer severe symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after natural and man-made disasters, providing clues to improving worker resilience and safety across all industries.
An award-winning employer reduced its near miss rate from an average of 18 per month to two, by creating multiple lines of communication with every one of its 250 subcontractors and convincing them of the benefits of safety, its WHS manager says.
In this update, OHS Alert revisits all the important work health and safety and workers' compensation legislative changes from the third quarter of 2019. We also recap the most significant court and tribunal rulings and other developments from across the country.
Employers have been warned there are no excuses for allowing workers to risk their safety by clearing machinery that is not switched off, after a company was convicted over a young worker's injuries. Meanwhile, the employer of a worker killed by a runaway vehicle could be fined up to $9 million, after being charged with WHS offences.