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Strong PSCs crucial for remote workers, digital demands

An Australian study has found a strong psychosocial safety climate (PSC) at an organisational level reduces digital job demands for remote workers and reduces their work-life conflict. It highlights key steps employers can take to increase PSC levels to improve both worker wellbeing and job performance.


Worker's COVID vaccine injury claim rejected

A worker who was "strongly encouraged" by his employer to get vaccinated against COVID-19, before sustaining an incapacitating injury from his booster shot, has been denied compensation, under a system where a dispute with "some merit" is enough to block a person's access to benefits.


Duty holders fined over safety imbalance and violence

A government department and a charity, which discouraged workers from seeking refuge in an office in violent situations, have been fined for workplace safety breaches after multiple workers were assaulted by a violent child. Both parties admitted the balance of care was "tilted too much in favour of the [child's] welfare".


Alleged first-aid failing one of nine WHS charges

A local council has been charged with multiple WHS contraventions, including a first-aid breach, and could be fined more than $7 million, after a worker was allegedly exposed to the risk of drowning under a modified craft.


Beer breach deserved disciplinary action: AAT

A tribunal has upheld a decision to deny compensation to an Australian Federal Police officer who sustained a psychological injury from being disciplined for drinking a beer at an overseas workplace, finding his position required a particularly high standard of behaviour.


"Passport" dignifies workplace adjustments; and more

  • New "passport" process adds "dignity" to workplace adjustments;
  • WHS regulator clarifies "direct supervision" duties; and
  • Duty holders warned against scaffolding modifications.

Managing the psychosocial risks of hybrid work

With employers increasingly facing the challenge of managing workplace behaviour and conduct across a hybrid environment, a leading workplace lawyer has highlighted the key steps they can take to maintain a positive work culture, prevent bullying and harassment, and comply with their duty of care in the hybrid working world.


Industry faces WHS scrutiny with new inquiry; and more

  • Inquiry into companies' responses to major explosion announced;
  • Lung diseases and asbestos targeted by Qld grants and workplace audits; and
  • Clarified WHS Code takes effect in Qld.

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