Browsing: Shift work

WED
11:37AM

Additional hours created WHS risks and breached FW Act

The Federal Court has in a rare ruling on reasonable additional hours found there were "obvious risks" in requiring a meat worker to put in 50-hour weeks while using knives and lifting heavy weights.

THU
12:48PM

BHP worker's hug and whispers were serious misconduct

In a timely decision, a commission has upheld the sacking of a mine worker for hugging a camp contractor without consent and making lewd comments to her and her co-worker.

MON
12:38PM

Five ways to repair damage from poor COVID responses

A number of employers' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic created suspicion among workers and damaged the "psychological contract", highlighting the need for "relational repair" and workplace safety improvements, according to research conducted with a safety regulator.

FRI
1:26PM

Induction program prevents burnout in shift workers

A short program for new workers on how to enhance sleep and other forms of recovery prevented burnout and other stress-related symptoms, Swedish researchers have found.

THU
3:55PM

Fatal seizure attributable to night shift work

A worker's epilepsy-related death was materially contributed to by his late-night shift work and sleep deprivation, a tribunal has ruled in finding his widow is entitled to $400,000 in death benefits.

WED
2:25PM

Eliminating psychosocial hazards cuts major safety risks

Managing psychosocial risks is critical not only to prevent mental health injuries but the occurrence of "major accidents", new guidance material from a WHS regulator has stressed.


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