In an important judgment on work journey incidents, in favour of a worker, an appeals court has ruled that the proper liability test is whether employment "increased the risk" of the type of accident that injured a worker, not whether employment "caused" the accident.
A worker's fatal heart attack caused by the stress of attending proceedings to defend her compensation claim was causally related to a work injury, a commission has found in awarding her family death benefits.
Workers returning from COVID-19-related working-from-home set-ups have valuable insights on how to optimise workspaces for their wellbeing, which employers can capitalise on to make workplaces healthier and less stressful, a building and workplace design expert says.
Economic fluctuations at national or jurisdictional levels affect workforce numbers and working pace, meaning they are significantly associated with occupational injury and fatality rates and can be used as leading indicators that drive prevention strategies, a unique study has found.
An employer's regular servicing regime, which exceeded a manufacturer's recommendations, has helped it defeat a worker's claim that his disabling injuries arose from driving a work vehicle with worn-down suspension.
A union has launched Federal Circuit Court proceedings against a company and two safety managers, alleging they hindered an investigation into suspected safety breaches by failing to disclose a worksite's WHS management plan.
Workers who don't believe they are provided with adequate PPE are at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions that can erode their ability to work safely, a study of service personnel operating in COVID-19-like environments has shown.
As COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ease across the country, a WHS regulator has outlined its policies for enforcing physical distancing rules for lifts in work buildings, transport operators have been told to closely monitor workers' health and separate them from passengers, and the Australian Industry Group has warned against tough penalties for working-at-home breaches.
At least 78 Victorian workers have been diagnosed with potentially deadly lung disease silicosis since the State Government banned certain high-risk work processes and launched a health screening program last year, figures released today show. Meanwhile, the former team manager of an A-League club has alleged he was bullied and injured in the role.