Doctors have spoken out against a "false dichotomy" obstructing the safe return to normal working arrangements as COVID-19 restrictions ease, while researchers have warned that a special subset of workers needs extra protection in the pandemic.
In a case reminding employers of the reach of their workplace health and safety duties, a business has entered a $281,000 undertaking to escape prosecution over an incident where an elderly person was burned by black coffee.
Compared to day workers, staff who perform rotating shifts are more likely to have irregular eating patterns and eat too much fatty food, with serious metabolism-related implications, a study has found.
A PCBU's duty to eliminate risks where reasonably practicable extends to lawfully disposing of any unnecessary or excess flammable liquids and combustible materials in the workplace, according to new guidance from Safe Work Australia.
A major Australian study covering nearly one million workers has revealed the widespread risk of knee osteoarthritis outside of traditionally physically demanding roles, showing prevention strategies are critical for medium-risk blue-collar occupations.
Step-down provisions that reduce injured workers' benefits after a year have been applied to the first payments made to a worker with a keyboard-related injury, based on an incapacity date set by consent orders.
A worker's many safety breaches were "so fundamental that he should not have required training to prevent them", a commission has found in upholding his dismissal. It heard he attempted to drive electric plant while it was still plugged into the wall, before blaming his failing on his employer.