Presumptive workers' compensation for first responders with PTSD and other psychological injuries will be harmonised across all Australian jurisdictions, presuming COAG agrees on recommendations from a national inquiry.
An employer has unsuccessfully argued that it isn't liable for a burnt-out worker's psychological injury because it was caused by his personality traits, including a strong work ethic and high standards.
The costly rise in secondary mental injury claims is one of many indicators that employers need to do more to improve how they deal with mental health and stigma at work, a major workers' comp insurer says.
One in five Australian workers suffer from financial stress and they're more likely to engage in presenteeism and take sick leave, but employers can take simple steps to help workers become "financially well", an AMP director says.
Work stressors are the most common causes of poor sleep quality in workers, but they can reverse their sleep difficulties by increasing their physical activity levels, according to European researchers.
Employers need to put in place far more comprehensive management plans for handling mental health emergencies in FIFO workplaces, according to one of 18 recommendations from a major new study on the mental health of FIFO workers.
The surge of online, flexible work arrangements and digital employee management processes is one of many ways technological change will disrupt existing WHS management mechanisms and standards, Europe's peak safety agency says in a major report.
Workers with passive, undemanding roles are at increased risk of cognitive decline, and employers should attempt to mitigate this and associated issues, like higher absence rates, through clever job design, a decade-long study has found.