A commission has upheld the dismissal of a worker sacked for failing to report a microsleep incident and preserve the scene, who argued he was not required to do so because he didn't believe any injury or damage occurred.
A PCBU has entered a $200,000 undertaking, in lieu of prosecution relating to the death of a customer's employee, in a case that examined the temporal and geographical limitations of the WHS duty to "other persons".
Workers who can mentally and physically detach from work after hours have fewer concentration problems, sleep better and are at lower risk of depression and exhaustion, according to a study on work breaks, which highlights the important role managers play in facilitating this behaviour.
High workloads and other organisational factors compel workers to go to work when they're sick, significantly increasing their levels of exhaustion and creating a vicious cycle that adversely affects employers, Swedish researchers have found.
Heavy vehicle drivers and other duty holders have been warned against the "trap" of determining minimum rest times based on a 24-hour period starting at the end of a major rest break, after a court upheld the conviction of a worker who unwittingly transgressed fatigue regulations.