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Ask "R U OK?" on 12 September

03 September, 2019 by Marcela Slepica*

Ahead of R U OK? Day, Marcela Slepica from AccessEAP calls for meaningful mental health conversations to avoid potential incidences of suicide.

Fatigue-related event likely cause of 2018 truck collision

11 July, 2019

A 2018 dump truck collision was likely caused by a fatigue-related event such as a microsleep or medical episode, according to the NSW Resources Regulator.

Learning networks to help boost workers' mental health

25 June, 2019

Workers and employers will soon have access to mental health experts and the latest thinking on the best ways to boost work mental health and safety through the WorkSafe WorkWell Learning Networks.

Compassionate truck driver awarded for heroic acts

24 June, 2019

A Linfox truck driver has earned the Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian award for his compassionate and heroic actions at a multi-vehicle crash site.

Victorian farmer struck and killed by machinery

19 June, 2019

A man has died after being struck by a post hole digger at a farm in Raywood, bringing Victoria's total number of workplace deaths this year to 13.

Workers warned to prepare for flu season

03 May, 2019

As flu season approaches, businesses are being urged to take steps to protect their workplaces from illness.

12 features of an effective health and safety culture

25 March, 2019 by Damien Wallis, Senior Assessor (OHS/EMS) at Lloyd's Register

For many years, organisations have struggled with the notion of implementing and achieving a 'good safety culture'. So, what does this mean?

First WHS prosecutor appointed in Qld

20 March, 2019

The first independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor has just been appointed in Queensland.

Farmers receive free health checks

07 March, 2019

A free health and lifestyle assessment service has been provided to Victorian farmers and agricultural workers.

Severe stress affects 1 in 3 emergency workers

04 December, 2018

One-third of emergency services personnel are experiencing high or very high psychological distress, according to a new study.

How workplace jokes can go wrong

03 December, 2018

A new guide to using humour in the workplace uses the latest research to ensure nobody is harmed by offensive jokes.

New ambassador for Health and Safety month

26 September, 2018

Australian basketballer Lauren Jackson has signed on as an ambassador for WorkSafe Victoria's Health and Safety Month this October.

Protecting employees from mental injury in the workplace

17 September, 2018 by Amy Steed

Work-related stress is known to have a significant impact on the mental health of workers, in some cases leading to psychological injury.

Mental health is not a scary conversation

16 August, 2018 by Jimmy Thomson, Jonah Group

Workplaces can actively try and improve the mental health of employees, with programs aimed specifically at reducing stigma around mental health issues.

Mental health campaign helps businesses

08 August, 2018

A campaign launched by beyondblue has been designed to help businesses create mentally healthy workplaces.

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