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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PETRONAS, the Malaysian oil and gas giant has recently awarded scholarships to four Malaysian students studying occupational health and safety science at the University of Queensland.
Mr Gutwein encouraged Tasmanian workers and businesses to take part in the WorkSafe Tasmania Month events.
SafeWork NSW will be present during the Australian National Field Days this month to promote awareness on the importance of making farms safer.
A pilot conducting aerial mustering operations on a property east of Alice Springs in July this year crashed with an iced engine because he failed to select the carburettor heat on during the flight, a report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has found.
An 18-year-old girl was taken to hospital after being kicked in the head by a rearing horse north of Sydney on Thursday last week.
Minister for Industrial Relations Curtis Pitt said business and industry are actively participating in this year’s celebration to raise awareness on the importance of ensuring a safe workplace.
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