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Enforcing COVID rules taking a toll on workers' wellbeing

Australian workers are suffering significant stress from enforcing COVID-19 rules for customers, and their managers must adopt a zero-tolerance approach to customer abuse with the busy Christmas period approaching, new research has highlighted.


Not tackling s-xual harassment constitutes non-compliance with WHS laws: SWA's Baxter

PCBUs that don't take steps to identify the most effective ways to eliminate or minimise the risk of workplace s-xual harassment - which can include adjusting office layouts - are "not meeting their legal obligations under WHS laws", the CEO of Safe Work Australia has stressed.


Bataclan-attack study shows trauma skills are essential

A study of workers who responded to the November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks has provided insights into why many workers who develop post-traumatic stress disorder or trauma-related depression do not seek essential mental health care.


Dept fined for violence breaches; WHS guides out; more

  • Department fined for violence-related safety breaches;
  • Three interpretive guidelines released for WA's WHS Act; and
  • Scrutiny warning issued ahead of industrial manslaughter session.

Blanket vaccine mandates, stop-bullying-and-harassment orders and other measures introduced

In a busy two days in the west, the State Government has mandated COVID-19 vaccines for most workers, extended emergency safety measures for the pandemic, introduced a major IR Bill with protections for bullied and s-xually harassed workers, and established a compensation scheme for medically retired police.


Safety climate boost needed for workers at risk of abuse

A strong workplace psychosocial safety climate can reduce the psychological demands on migrant and refugee workers, who are at high risk of abuse and harassment in workplaces, leading Australian safety researchers say.

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