Category Archive for: ‘General health’

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Psst have you heard? Gossip can amount to bullying

Spreading gossip about other workers may be bullying under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (‘the Act’) according to a …

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Repetition, repetition, repetition – employee fails to obtain a stop bullying order because the unreasonable acts were not repeated

An employee has failed to obtain anti-bullying orders, despite proving that the company had engaged in unreasonable behaviour on 4 …

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Why not both? Full Bench solves the urine versus saliva drug testing dilemma

An issue that has been plaguing employers for some time has been given some clarification with the Fair Work Commission …

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Turning back the clock: Changes to Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Act

The Queensland Government has indicated in its budget that the proposed changes to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 …

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New Drug and Alcohol Helpline for FIFO Workers Launched

A new helpline for fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers struggling with drug and alcohol problems was launched on Sunday, 26 July …

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Safety Accountability

How your organisation uses accountability has the potential to impact on whether you are meeting your legal safety duties. Does …

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Court confirms regulator’s powers to request documents are broad

A recent decision in the NSW Supreme Court has highlighted the broad power the regulator has to obtain confidential and …

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Its risky to undertake work without the required licences and permits

The prosecution of Jonathon Westmoreland, a subcontractor who attached cladding without the required permit to a wall at a Swanston …

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Learnings from a safety regulator’s analysis of serious incident data

A review conducted by a safety regulator of six months of serious incidents and occurrences reported to it provides some …

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Ensuring workers comply with safety systems is a key part of ensuring a safe workplace

An inquest into the death of a seaman approximately 3 nautical miles off the coast of Western Australia in 2011 …

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