Using a two-pronged strategy, and creating "protected time" for wellness education and training, helped improve work-life balance and reduce stress and bullying among workers with high demands, an Australian study has found.
Employers need to utilise a "structured engineering approach" to identify hazards when integrating complex systems, according to a major report on a BHP train derailment, which also found the company's roster for drivers could increase their fatigue levels.
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.
Giving workers with musculoskeletal pain access to ergonomic equipment and more autonomy can prevent poor work ability across long periods of time, a study has shown. Another study has identified a significant workplace health risk among those with diabetes.