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Legal | Occupational Health & Safety

Mentally healthy workplaces – a necessary reform for our mental health

Australian employers are facing increasing pressure to address mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Every year on average eight million working days are lost due to mental ill-health, with one in five people (21 percent) taking time off because they feel stressed, anxious or depressed. Stigma and discrimination is also an issue, with 78.1…

10 Mar 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Occupational Health & Safety

How to create mentally healthy workplaces – an interview with Ian Firth, SafeWork NSW

Over the years there has been much talk about ‘mentally healthy workplaces’, spurring corporates to adopt a host of office perks like free fruit, seated massage, and lunchtime yoga. Whilst these measures are valuable, Ian Firth of SafeWork NSW explains that WHS legislation requires a more systematic approach to psychosocial hazard reduction - with factors…

19 Jan 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Occupational Health & Safety

Renewed focus on nurse and midwife safety needed during COVID-19, says ANMF President

If you work in the healthcare sector, you are likely no stranger to the issue of workplace violence. According to the World Health Organisation between 8 and 38 percent of health workers will experience physical assault at some point in their careers, and a significantly greater number will be exposed to it. This year though…

30 Oct 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Occupational Health & Safety | Technology | Transport & Logistics

Is the Hierarchy of Controls always valid in the age of software systems?

According to the Hierarchy of Controls – a framework that has long been used for minimising workplace hazards - engineering controls are inherently safer than administrative controls. However, as consultant Neil Robinson explains ahead of the RISSB Rail Safety Conference, this is not always the case. “There are three issues to consider when deciding whether…

1 Oct 2020, by Informa Insights

Education | Occupational Health & Safety

How to evaluate your school’s COVID-19 safety program

Infection avoidance, liability avoidance, and government compliance. As a school governor, it is easy to think that you have your COVID-19 risk management plan down pat. However, safely increasing occupancy numbers in schools during the pandemic is a deceptively complex task, according to Lt. John Weinstein of the Northern Virginia Community College Police Department, USA.…

30 Sep 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Legal | Occupational Health & Safety

Preparing for workplace manslaughter provisions in Victoria

In October 2019, the Victorian Labor Government submitted its Workplace Manslaughter (WM) legislation to state Parliament.  The bill has already passed the lower house and is currently before the upper house (Legislative Council); where it will need the support of cross-bench members. If passed, Victoria will become the third state in Australia to enact WM…

20 Nov 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Occupational Health & Safety

Mental health in the workplace – insights from Beyond Blue’s Answering the Call Survey

A study by Beyond Blue has revealed some concerning findings in relation to mental health in the workplace, suggesting that further interventions are needed to support those affected. Answering the call is a ground-breaking survey into the mental health and well-being of police and emergency service personnel, involving 33 police and emergency services agencies in…

23 May 2019, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety | Uncategorised

Industrial manslaughter legislation – is there a need and will it boost WHS compliance?

In 2017, Queensland became the second state in Australia (following the ACT in 2004) to enact industrial manslaughter (IM) legislation. The laws – which are an extension of the existing Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (QLD) - criminally illegalise any action or omission of action, that inadvertently causes death in the workplace. If found guilty of…

15 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security | Occupational Health & Safety | Uncategorised

How the Department of Defence is responding to the PFAS crisis

Per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals - long used in items such as food packaging, nonstick cookware and firefighting foam – which now find themselves under increasing concerns over environmental and potential health impacts. In recent years, empirical evidence regarding the toxicity of PFAS chemicals has been brought to light,…

10 Apr 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Occupational Health & Safety | Transport & Logistics

The role of safety in delivering New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project

Auckland’s rail network is undergoing a significant upgrade, to accommodate exponential population growth. The City Rail Link (CRL) is New Zealand’s largest transport infrastructure project and will transform the way people travel, live and work in the country’s biggest city. The project involves the construction of 3.2 km twin tunnels, two new underground stations, and…

22 Mar 2019, by Informa Insights
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