Safe Work Australia news

  • The importance of creating mentally healthy workplaces by External

    Despite immense goodwill and genuine interest in the area, there is a need for more practical guidance and support around mental health in the workplace. Sam Mostyn outlines why it's so important.

  • FWC puts workplace bullies in their sights by Cameron Edmond

    Squashing workplace bullying is something any HR manager can get behind. Whilst legislative changes, due to commence on 1 July, will see the FWC tackling the bullying problem, waiting around might get you caught in the crossfire.

  • Bizarre compo claim: Shrill voice ruined worker’s hearing by

    There’s few things in a quiet office environment more irritating than a colleague with an annoying or shrill voice disrupting the work flow – but could a loud voice actually damage a worker’s hearing? One government employee says yes.

  • Australian businesses are failing at first aid by Iain Hopkins

    Research backed by St John Ambulance Australia paints a dire picture of organisational readiness in responding to first aid.

  • Adverse action time limits restricted as workplace bullying rises by External

    A change in time frames means that while the limitation periods have decreased, the importance of having in place strategies to eliminate or minimise the risk of workplace bullying has never been more important. Nick Read outlines what it means for businesses.

  • Employees may bypass employer’s bullying procedures by Iain Hopkins

    According workplace law experts, the government’s proposed introduction of new complaint processes for workplace bullying could potentially lead to employees taking their complaints above employers’ heads.

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