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Workplace violence is not okay!

26 October, 2016

First responders routinely encounter violence on the job which can have a profound impact on both their mental and physical health. A SafeWork Australia video identifies practical ways that first responders can be supported to stay safe and healthy on the job.

Reducing the cost of mental health in the workplace

17 October, 2016

Many businesses do not view mental health issues as their responsibility, despite the fact that 15% of depression is attributable to the workplace.

ABC Commercial partners with Optus for retail employee wellbeing

30 September, 2016

ABC Commercial has announced a new partnership with Optus to deliver a team-based resilience program trial in 162 Optus stores across the country, with more than 1300 employees set to participate.

App to ensure staff compliance at childcare business

29 September, 2016

Team Holiday uses the CareMonkey system to streamline onboarding and ensure their 500+ staff have all the qualifications required to provide the important, and compliant, duty of care for the 65,000 children enrolled in its program.

'Always on' culture can cause burnout

22 September, 2016

Employer expectations that emails will be monitored and responded to during non-work hours are the main reason employees are unable to disconnect from the workplace, new research finds.

Five warning signs of employee fatigue

15 September, 2016

Fatigued employees are a risk in the workplace. They can be underproductive and even dangerous in critical situations.

Forum to improve safety of heavy vehicles

31 August, 2016

The NHVR (National Heavy Vehicle Regulator) will establish a high-level technical forum to deliver safety outcomes for Australia's heavy vehicle industry.

Take a walk with your meetings

31 August, 2016

Changing one seated meeting per week at work into a walking meeting could improve the health of workers who spend most of their workdays sitting in chairs, according to a study published by public health researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

One-quarter of employers need better safety support

30 August, 2016

A report by Safe Work Australia reveals that up to 25% of employers do not always treat their workers justly when investigating accidents.

Fatal electric shock investigated

24 August, 2016

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and the Electrical Safety Office are investigating the death of a tree lopper, who died on 22 August after receiving an electric shock.

Research finds workers regularly exposed to asthmagens

16 August, 2016

A recent study has revealed that almost half of male workers and 40% of female workers are exposed to substances that cause asthma in their workplace.

Business community unites to keep workers safe on the road

15 August, 2016

A new WHS guide about mobiles in vehicles provides details on a proactive approach to educating workers about the risks of unsafe phone use.

Strengthening Victoria's mental health workforce

09 August, 2016

Work is underway to ensure Victoria has a skilled, adaptable and available mental health workforce that meets the needs of people with a mental illness and their families.

Campaign urges workmates to provide support

03 August, 2016

With up to one in three fly-in fly-out workers reportedly experiencing mental health difficulties, a new campaign by suicide prevention organisation R U OK? is urging workmates to support one another before they hit rock bottom.

Better-Air BA air, surface and object purifier

02 August, 2016

The Better-Air BA is an air, surface and object purifier.

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