Browsing: Coronavirus, COVID-19

TUE
3:44PM

Why mandatory COVID vaccine policies could backfire

Ill-considered decisions on the COVID-19 vaccination, and on whether it should be mandatory for workers, could result in employers facing costly discrimination, harassment and bullying claims, a leading workplace advisor has warned.

MON
1:33PM

Safety strategies revealed for post-COVID telework

It is more pressing than ever to tackle the safety challenges of remote work arrangements and make a business case for telework infrastructure, a peak workplace safety body says.

THU
2:37PM

Worker loses landmark vaccination case in FWC

One of the first unfair dismissal cases involving a worker's refusal to have a flu vaccination has been decided in an employer's favour, with the Fair Work Commission finding the employer's pandemic-inspired mandatory vaccine policy is lawful and reasonable.

MON
3:35PM

COVID work checks ramping up; Mint charged; and more

  • COVID compliance checks of employers stepping up in Vic;
  • Comcare reveals COVID strategies in 2020 review; and
  • Royal Mint faces up to $3.5m in fines under three WHS charges.
FRI
11:54AM

Tackling fatigue and maintaining boundaries under COVID-driven work changes

New ways of working are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and providing opportunities to improve workers' work-life balance and fatigue levels, but they must be provided with the skills to match the evolved workplace, an ex-US military sleep researcher says.

THU
3:35PM

Surge of workplace injuries likely to follow COVID era

A study of 16 years of workers' comp data has foreshadowed that as Australia moves out of a recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic there will be a surge of workplace injuries, highlighting the importance of resilient safety strategies.

FRI
1:54PM

1,222 COVID claims lodged, many for mental injuries

Safe Work Australia's latest "snapshot" of COVID-19-related workers' compensation claims shows that while a quarter of all COVID claims are for psychological issues, nearly all of the claims in one industry involve mental health.


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