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Reducing the cost of Workplace Stress

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Nov 28, 2016 12:22:38 PM

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Workplace stress is the negative physical or mental impact caused by excessive pressures associated with the workplace environment. Employers have various obligations and requirements to identify, assess, and reduce the causes of stress within their workplace.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Wellbeing

Devastating Rise of Ice Use in the Workplace

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Aug 10, 2015 10:51:00 PM

ice in the workplaceThe Federal inquiry into ice has grown more aware of how the use of the drug continues to rise particularly in the mining industry.

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Topics: Blog, Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Industry Sectors

Prison Officers Regularly Face High Risk at Work with Prison Population Growing

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Jun 11, 2015 8:46:00 AM

prisoner policeWhen a prisoner who was having a bad day threw a billiard ball at Jason Gould, the billiard ball was the last object the prison officer was able to see clearly with his left eye.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Wellbeing

Deficient Healthcare Violence Reporting Rated Attack on Pregnant Nurse “Minor”

Posted by Robert O'Neill on May 26, 2015 12:38:00 AM

healthcare violenceThe Auditor-General’s report revealed that a case wherein a pregnant nurse was kicked in the stomach was merely categorised as a “minor incident.”

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Topics: Occupational Health and Wellbeing

BHP Worker Sacked for Refusing to Shave Off Beard

Posted by Robert O'Neill on May 12, 2015 9:46:00 PM


The Fair Work Commission kept the decision to terminate a BHP worker who refused to shave off his beard.

On April 30, James Felton’s request for unfair dismissal application was dismissed on the basis that he actually deliberately decided to simply not comply with the policy implemented by his employer.

 

 

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Topics: Occupational Health and Wellbeing