Step-down provisions that reduce injured workers' benefits after a year have been applied to the first payments made to a worker with a keyboard-related injury, based on an incapacity date set by consent orders.
Safe Work Australia has urged employers to access a free program that addresses the WHS risks associated with prolonged sitting and includes tools for those working at home for the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Victorian police are targeting businesses that breach pandemic restrictions, with coronavirus cases soaring in the State.
A tribunal has rejected two workers' claims that their repetitive computer work and use of twin screens injured them, underscoring that experiencing pain symptoms at work doesn't necessarily mean a condition was caused or aggravated by employment.
Work-family conflict and demands can not only harm workers' mental and physical health, but double the likelihood of developing a mental health problem in some cases, two studies involving nearly 10,000 workers have shown.
Workers returning from COVID-19-related working-from-home set-ups have valuable insights on how to optimise workspaces for their wellbeing, which employers can capitalise on to make workplaces healthier and less stressful, a building and workplace design expert says.
A psychologically injured worker's dysfunctional relationship with a purportedly messy co-worker, whose constant meetings and phone calls disrupted his work, did not constitute an "action" that barred his access to compensation, an appeals judge has ruled.
A sweeping review has highlighted the link between prolonged sitting and standing at work and lower limb venous diseases like varicose veins and potentially deadly deep vein thrombosis, which the researchers say warrants intervention.
The increasing focus on risk reduction measures in work safety laws and practices over the last 20 years has failed to reduce the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, with digitalisation and automation increasing mental stress and muscle tension, and forcing some workers into "machine-paced roles", a major research review has found.
The surge in working from home arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for sedentary workers to break unhealthy sitting habits and "re-engineer" movement back into their workday, a human movement expert says.