A company made work easier and less stressful for workers dealing with the high cognitive demands of their job, by streamlining its procedures and reducing task complexity, according to its quality manager.
A unique study has found emergency workers are less likely than community members to suffer severe symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after natural and man-made disasters, providing clues to improving worker resilience and safety across all industries.
Employers have been warned there are no excuses for allowing workers to risk their safety by clearing machinery that is not switched off, after a company was convicted over a young worker's injuries. Meanwhile, the employer of a worker killed by a runaway vehicle could be fined up to $9 million, after being charged with WHS offences.
A worker who failed to tell his supervisor the area he was directed to work in was wet, before he slipped and fell two metres, was not contributorily negligent because he felt he had to comply with his orders, an appeals court has found.
A major employer in the health sector is implementing a "kiosk system" with status alerts to monitor contractors and safety performance, as part of a WHS undertaking relating to the death of a newborn baby and severe injuries sustained by another.