A major employer has failed to convince a superior court that an injured worker with a disorder, which isn't attributable to a specific disease, was malingering because surveillance footage showed he lied about his inability to perform certain tasks.
French doctors have warned that the rushed use of disinfectants during the COVID-19 pandemic can cause toxic exposures, after nurses at their hospital developed eye growths from protective glasses. Meanwhile, a timely study has found a link between cold-weather work, occupational noise and heart attack risk.
A worker who won access to psychometric testing data deeming him unsuitable for his role has lost his unfair dismissal case, but the Fair Work Commission criticised his employer for exposing employees to fundamentally unfair third-party testing protocols.
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.