The first multi-jurisdictional study of injured Australian workers' claims experiences has found that a negative or neutral experience can have as much impact as poor health on return-to-work outcomes.
A major international study has identified a significant exposure-response relationship between several types of cancer including brain cancer and the hazardous substance lead, which remains prevalent in Australian workplaces.
UK researchers have cautioned against one-size-fits-all sitting reduction interventions. They say identifying an organisation's unique barriers and enablers to sitting less is a vital first step in ensuring a program will be effective.
A major study has found that exposure to solvents increases a worker's chances of having a child with autism spectrum disorder, driving home the importance of workplace exposure controls and further research.
Managers with overly "controlling, correcting and monitoring" leadership styles can erode workers' sense of safety responsibility and increase injuries, Swedish researchers say in a study with broad implications for managerial training.