Delineating tasks and separating teams are some of the many strategies a Singaporean hospital is taking to protect frontline workers from coronavirus, shedding light on how to prevent the occupational transmission of the disease.
Employers have been urged to consider workplace interventions to improve the health of workers with prescription opioid use disorder, who require significantly more sick leave than those with other types of injuries and illnesses.
With anti-discrimination laws failing to curb the harm caused by workplace s-xual harassment, Australian labour law experts have called for safety regulators, under WHS legislation, to tackle the behaviour by monitoring, investigating and penalising it as with other types of safety breaches.
Workers who support people in distress are at risk of burnout that can lead to ill health, insomnia and substance abuse. Employers and employees all have a responsibility to reduce compassion fatigue, UK researchers say.
Buddying up or forming groups can encourage sedentary workers to take regular activity breaks, improving their health and overcoming the perception that such breaks aren't acceptable, New Zealand researchers have found.
Occupational medicine experts have made a case for better management of electrical injuries in the workplace, after finding cognitive and psychological problems are prevalent in workers who have received electric shocks.
The ability to disclose health conditions and ask for help and support allow workers with chronic conditions to exert self-control at work, improving their performance, participation and wellbeing, according to European researchers.