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Remote work and hygiene measures still crucial for COVID

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Journal articles - occupational medicine research, Research and reports
Australian researchers have called for the long-term use of rigorous occupational hygiene measures and working-from-arrangements to reduce the risk of a resurgence of COVID-19, while paid pandemic leave schemes have been introduced in two more states, providing a financial incentive not to attend work while infectious.

Workplace COVID-19 crisis forces paid-leave turnaround

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
A "significant deterioration" in the COVID-19 situation in Victoria and NSW, and the elevated risk of workplace exposure to the virus, have driven a Fair Work Commission full bench's decision to include paid pandemic leave in three modern awards. Meanwhile, a union and an on-demand company have reached an agreement on pandemic protections for workers.

Workplaces, isolation breaches blamed for COVID surge

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
Renewed calls for a Federal paid pandemic leave scheme have followed Victoria's revelation that nine in 10 Victorians with COVID-19 continued going to work or the shops after they first experienced symptoms. Meanwhile, heavy vehicle industry workers have been urged to lead by example on coronavirus control measures.


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