A tribunal has affirmed that dissatisfaction with employer-provided rehabilitation programs does not excuse the failure of injured workers to comply with them, in denying a "resistant" worker a new program with her preferred hours.
A mental health organisation is urging employers to create opportunities for workers to socialise, with a quarter of Australian workers reporting they aren't connecting with their colleagues to the detriment of their workplace's psychological safety.
Canadian work health experts have joined the growing list of researchers warning that prescribing opioids for work-related injuries can lead to serious harm and protracted claims, and should be avoided.
Indiscriminately taking tasks away from workers struggling with stress can make their conditions worse, according to a clinical psychologist who warns that misconceptions around employee burnout can have dire consequences.
A major report, prompted by a public health emergency declared by US President Donald Trump, has found a high proportion of injured workers are prescribed opioids, often unnecessarily, exposing them to the risk of addiction within days of use and driving up employers' workers' comp costs.