A self-employed builder died after falling approximately three metres on 4 May 2020 at a residential property at Mead, near Kerang in Victoria.
DENISE CULLEN speaks with Kim Seeling Smith, who reveals how managers can ensure a mentally healthy workplace through a crisis.
New COVID-19 industry resources include: for accommodation services and tertiary education, from Safe Work Australia; and agricultural businesses, from the NSW Government.
Three million workers in New South Wales's rural and regional areas will benefit from additional funding for a free SMS mental health counselling service.
The Queensland Government has announced that Heart of Australia will build and operate a mobile health service, providing lung health checks to regional miners.
Australian researchers have synthesised existing studies on how technology-driven changes at work can impact employee wellbeing, and provided key self-care strategies.
On 18 June, Griffin Coal was fined $210,000 in relation to a 2018 incident in which a worker died while operating a tracked mobile shovel at a site in Western Australia.
On 1 July, the offence of workplace manslaughter came into effect in Victoria. JACKSON INGLIS and ERIC HALDEN provide analysis in the context of Queensland's recent first prosecution.
WorkSafe Western Australia has issued a reminder on the importance of quad bike safety and outlined its state's initiatives after three recent crash-related deaths.
National Guide to Public Works & Services Safety 2020/21 - Published
Lawyers explore the impacts of COVID-19 on WHS law, including: legislative changes, difficulties that have been faced by workplaces and the future of work.
In its submission to the Select Committee on COVID-19, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners detailed shortcomings of the government's response.