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Conduct Omicron risk assessments, or else; and more

  • Conduct Omicron risk assessments or face walk-offs, employers told;
  • Occupational lung diseases targeted in ACT; and
  • WHS amendments for quads take effect in Tas.

How to make workplace health programs more effective

Programs for improving health and wellbeing in male-dominated workplaces are often ineffective, but UK researchers have identified ways to break down the barriers to engagement.


Qantas's frustration over safety reports wasn't bullying

A worker's superiors' "hostility" towards his raising of safety concerns did not amount to bullying, a commission has found in rejecting his bid for stop-bullying orders requiring his employer to fully investigate his defect reports.


Anti-harassment bid dismissed in FWC first

A "worker" has been refused orders to stop bullying and harassment, allegedly perpetrated by two "bad men", in what appears to be the Fair Work Commission's first judgment under its new anti-s-xual-harassment regime.


Workplace COVID developments: free RATs demanded, vaccination rules amended and employer fined

Forcing workers to pay for their own rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 will have a major impact on workplace health and safety standards, unions have warned ahead of today's National Cabinet meeting. Meanwhile, vaccination and isolation rules for workers have been amended in some regions, and an employer has been fined for allowing unvaccinated staff to carry out work.


OHS Alert highlights from the past three months

This is OHS Alert's final article of the year, and we're leaving you with a review of some of our most-viewed stories from the fourth quarter of 2021.


Technology expert's tips for safety management platforms

The COVID-19 pandemic has ramped up the digitisation of work processes and the expansion of safety management technology beyond routine health and safety issues, according to a safety software expert who outlines how employers can get the most out of their platforms.

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