According to the Federal Government’s 2015 Intergenerational Report, more than a third of people aged 55 and up are now working. This is up from around one quarter ten years ago. Photo: stevepb, Pixabay
The researchers concluded that workplace bullying “may be a precursor to suicidal ideation, whereas suicidal ideation seems to have no impact on subsequent risk of being bullied”. Photo: Jedidja, Pixabay
While policies were found to be effective, nearly a third of businesses had none in place according to the research. Photo: jarmoluk, Pixabay
Employers have the same responsibility for the health and safety of older workers as they have for their other workers. The challenge is for employers to establish a productive and safe work environment that can accommodate the needs of an ageing workforce.
People being bullied at work are more likely to consider suicide than those who have never experienced workplace bullying, a Norwegian study suggests.
The findings of a new research into how well Australian workplaces are dealing with drug and alcohol misuse has found that workplace drug and alcohol policies work, comprehensive policies really work – but mandatory testing alone does not.
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Safe Work Australia has recently released the Notifiable Fatalities Monthly Report for June 2015.
In September, CFMEU Construction National Secretary Dave Noonan welcomed the bill introduced by Senator Eric Abetz requiring drug and alcohol testing policies on construction sites, but said he was concerned about the lack of support and services for people with substance addiction.
beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman will today share her expertise and experience in building mentally healthy workplaces via a seminar broadcast from the Safe Work Australia website.
Following a number of electrical safety incidents reported to NT WorkSafe, including a fatality in Tennant Creek in 2015, the electrical safety unit is delivering a presentation on electricity safety in the home and the workplace.
A teenager has been killed in an incident involving a forklift near Stanthorpe. It is understood the teenager became trapped under a forklift that had left the road on Monday afternoon.
A mineral processing company has been fined $90,000 over an incident in 2012 where a worker suffered from a serious injury.
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