Browsing: Emerging risks

WED
1:05PM

"Co-responsibility" laws flagged for major WHS issue

As a union steps up its fight against proposed WHS amendments targeting NSW workers, European researchers have called for "legal co-responsibility" provisions to discourage employment arrangements that pressure workers to take safety risks on public roads.

MON
3:55PM

Lower exposure threshold urged; Kneeling worker killed

Tighter workplace exposure thresholds and product bans are needed to curb Australia's growing silicosis rate, according to the ACTU. Meanwhile, workplaces are being urged to address parking locations in their safety plans, after a worker was killed by a light vehicle.

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.

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.

THU
12:37PM

Is your workplace emergency plan modern enough?

A security and counter terrorism expert has highlighted the WHS duty to prepare and maintain workplace emergency plans, in urging employers to ensure their plans match modern threats, and to check the real-life experience of emergency consultants and trainers.

FRI
2:33PM

Diligent task planning required for older personnel: study

Employers have been urged to take special care to adapt work tasks for their older employees in physically demanding jobs, after a major European study conclusively showed these workers are far more likely to experience long-term sickness absences.


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