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Work studies reveal increased Alzheimer's risk, and increased chemicals risk posed by COVID-19

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Journal articles - occupational medicine research, Research and reports
A study of more than a million workers has identified an increased risk of neurological disease in those from a major sector. In another study on asthma and other lung diseases, researchers have called for the respiratory risks posed by cleaning agents to be included in COVID-19 work guidelines.

WHS amendments, Codes and workers' comp incentives advised for mental health risks

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Employers that implement WHS initiatives deemed "highly likely" to reduce the risks of psychological injury should pay lower workers' comp premiums, while all workers who lodge mental health-related claims should receive treatment costs, regardless of liability, the Productivity Commission's mental health inquiry has found.

Many COVID-19 injury claims lodged; WA extends controls

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
More than one in three of the hundreds of COVID-19-related workers' compensation claims lodged in Australia involve mental health issues, new data from Safe Work Australia shows. Meanwhile, Western Australia has introduced a Bill extending its tough penalties for pandemic-related violence against frontline workers.

Workplace therapy program with high recovery rate extended to 120,000 workers

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
Comcare will roll out a low-intensity cognitive behaviour therapy program to up to 120,000 Commonwealth employees over the next two years, while continuing to provide mental health first-aid training to its own workers, its 2019-20 annual report shows.



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