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Stress-reduction strategies and e-interventions

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
Employers have been urged to use R U OK? Day this week to kick off and maintain strategies promoting positive mental health at work, while the Mental Health Commission has found an electronic stress-reduction intervention provides "good value for money" for employers, in addition to numerous benefits not included in the economic modelling.

Post-shift detachment improves safety and performance

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Journal articles - occupational medicine research, Research and reports
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.

WHS changes to follow decision on diesel emissions

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NSW's WHS laws are likely to be amended to prescribe an exposure limit for diesel emissions if Safe Work Australia declines to add diesel to the workplace exposure standards. Meanwhile, a regulator has warned that 50 per cent of respirable dust exceedances result from maintenance cleaning.


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