Occupational health & safety

  • Alcohol in the workplace is a serious, yet hidden problem by

    Employers need to be mindful of the effects of alcohol on safety and productivity - particularly during the festive season - warns Frontline Diagnostics.

  • Avoid the Christmas party “hangover” by

    Every year practitioners deal with the “hangovers” from office parties, which frequently end up in court and discrimination/industrial tribunals.

  • Swine flu may catch employers on the trot by HCA

    A swine flu pandemic could have serious OHS and business continuity implications for businesses, and those that are unprepared will be hardest hit, Zoe Lyon writes

  • National OH&S regime nears by

    A new report tabled by Workplace Relations Minister Julia Gillard may well form the blueprint for consistent occupational health and safety legislation

  • Safety first by

    You can talk “safety” till you’re blue in the face, but until every person in your organisation lives and breathes a culture of safety, yours will be a high-risk workplace. Teresa Russell examines how organisations can save money and lives in their pursuit of a safe workplace

  • Back on the job by

    When workers are injured on the job, legislation requires employers to have a rehabilitation and return to work program in place. Carole Goldsmith looks at recent developments in the field and speaks with safety and risk managers about such programs

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