Workers who were bullied in a previous workplace or earlier in their lives are at risk of becoming bullies themselves, according to study of nearly 1,000 workers who admit to engaging bullying behaviours, which offers tips on breaking the "cycle of violence".
A major PCBU that discussed a non-routine task at the higher levels of the company but failed to follow through with a risk assessment, and allowed workers to adopt ad hoc processes, has been fined $200,000 over a fatality.
Employers that don't do enough to protect the health and safety of either workers or the community, or to address the risks posed by external sources like bushfires, have been put on notice, after Hazelwood Power Corporation Pty Ltd was found guilty of 10 OHS charges.
A worker sacked after a third-party psychological assessment found him unsuitable for his role has been granted access to his testing data and psychologists' notes, in the second of two similar cases in a matter of months.
Employers that combine health promotion strategies with those that leverage workplace culture can boost the health and wellbeing of all employees, instead of just the few who participate in individual programs.
A tribunal has accepted a worker's claim that her heavy workload and stressful work environment caused a relapse of her anorexia, but rejected her claim that an associated cognitive impairment diminished her obligation to give her employer timely notice of the injury.