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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

Business to Face Penalties for Letting Staff Use Ride-Share Service

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Apr 29, 2015 5:44:00 AM

Uber faces regulationsUnder work safety laws, experts warn Australian companies that allow their personnel to use Uber rather than the regular taxi service risk having to face heavy penalties while on work-related travel.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Wellbeing

Breach of Work Safety Laws Widespread in Canberra Brothels

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Apr 2, 2015 4:19:00 AM

Brothel Canberra health and safety breachThe sex trade industry in Canberra has always been compliant of the trade’s work safety laws. The 28 registered escort agencies in the country’s capital have however started a trend of breaching the long-established laws on general occupational health and safety.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Wellbeing