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Tips for mindfulness training, and steps to eliminate widespread customer abuse

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
Employers providing workers with mindfulness training to combat stress need to ensure leaders are also accessing the program, to get the most out of their investment, icare says. The insurer has also identified a number of steps employers can take to reduce the impact of customer abuse.

WHS test likely for new national labour-hire scheme

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
Labour-hire companies across four industry sectors will be banned from operating in Australia if they commit serious WHS or workers' comp breaches, or if they can't prove compliance with workplace laws after past breaches, under a proposed registration scheme approved by the Federal Government.

Psychosocial risk assessing a major roadblock for many

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Journal articles - occupational medicine research, Research and reports
A major European study has found employers are failing to include workplace psychosocial factors in risk assessments despite their legislated obligation to do so. The findings are timely for Australia, given the focus on this issue in the recent review of the model WHS laws.


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