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Alcohol strategies should focus on work safety over health

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Journal articles - occupational medicine research, Research and reports
Workplace policies and programs that drive home the broad safety repercussions of turning up to work with a hangover, and impaired coordination, are far more likely to reduce risky drinking behaviours than warnings on the impact of alcohol on individuals' health, a study of NSW workers suggests.


Q&A: Employers' duties to vulnerable young workers

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
Employers must implement processes for rewarding young workers who ask questions and display safe behaviours, in light of a recent experiment that found young people will accept unsafe conditions or bullying to secure employment, high-profile psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg says in this Q&A with OHS Alert.




Defence fined $300k over boy's injuries, as experiment shows vulnerability of young workers

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
The Department of Defence has been convicted and fined $300,000 for breaching its WHS duties to provide a safe system of work and proper supervision to children involved in a cadet exercise. Meanwhile, a Victorian "social experiment" has found most young workers are willing to accept unsafe conditions or bullying to secure employment, highlighting the vulnerability of those under 25.

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