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.
Merging an organisation's occupational health management and corporate social responsibility frameworks can help it comply with its health and safety duties and maintain standards along supply chains, researchers say.
Workplace violence prevention strategies must go beyond training workers on how to deal with perpetrators, and target the issue through stakeholder-identified environmental and policy changes, a major review of anti-violence programs has found.
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.
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.
A ground-breaking study of thousands of white-collar workers has found psychosocial interventions, like slowing the implementation of large projects to prevent excessive workload, significantly reduce the risk of hypertension, with the benefits lasting for years.
An investigation into the major factors influencing unsafe behaviours by workers has found that safety experts perceive organisational structures as being greater contributing factors than individual traits or socioeconomic issues.
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to devastate India and other parts of the world, and Australia's vaccine rollout encountering difficulties, workplace pandemic controls and screening are as important as ever. Two new studies have found simple "active" olfactory tests of workers are highly effective, but temperature checks border on useless.