Browsing: Workers' comp - research & reports

WED
12:36PM

New workplace COVID vaccine rules; Lightning death; more

  • COVID vaccines mandated for multiple Qld sectors, visiting workers;
  • Lightning-related WHS duties outlined after fatality; and
  • WHS activities affected by COVID: major SWA report.
TUE
2:45PM

Q3 2021: Legislation, caselaw and COVID report

In this quarterly report, OHS Alert examines all the need-to-know safety and compensation developments from the three months to 30 September 2021, including changes around workplace COVID jabs, the prosecution of a government department, legislative amendments, and a record WHS fine.

FRI
11:35AM

What employers must do to reverse the mental health impacts of "modern work" and COVID

The Black Dog Institute has called for employers to implement organisation-level measures like "problem solving committees" to facilitate job control, and to allow for a "steady post-pandemic workplace transition". It warns that two decades of "seismic changes" have adversely affected workers' mental health.

THU
2:05PM

Injury stigma adversely affecting RTW and safety efforts

Workplace injury stigma often involves the active discouragement of incident reporting and creates a "compounding negative effect" for employers, according to one of two new major return-to-work reports released by Safe Work Australia.

WED
3:41PM

Workforce exhaustion now a major people-related risk

Workforce exhaustion has surged to the top of the list of "people-related risks" likely to impact businesses, with implications for workplace cultures and workers' comp costs, but many employers are not addressing the issue, a survey of nearly 1,500 risk managers and HR professionals has shown.

THU
12:41PM

PC examines WHS duties under "forced experiment"

In a major report on Australia's "forced experiment" - widespread working-from-home arrangements for the pandemic - the Productivity Commission has detailed employers' WHS duties to remote workers, examined the "right to disconnect" and called for an upcoming WHS review to address the issue.

TUE
12:53PM

Two states step up COVID activities; Union charged; more

  • Two states step up workplace COVID compliance activities;
  • Unionists accused of breaching site's COVID and WHS rules; and
  • Did you miss our latest major WHS and COVID review?

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