WorkSafe WA issues heat stress warning

Reported by Stephen | 07 Feb, 2016

A warning has been issued on guarding against the effects of extreme temperatures in work environments during the summer months.


beyondblue: Doctors overworked, stressed and depressed

Reported by Haydee | 08 Jun, 2015

Many of the medical professionals in Australia are “overworked, depressed, dependent on alcohol or other substances and are at risk of suicide,” says beyondblue Chairman, The Hom. Jeff Kennett AC.

Fair Work Ombudsman Helps Bosses as Workplace Stress Escalates

Reported by Admin | 12 Dec, 2012

Stress is escalating in workplaces and in a new initiative the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) will be showing company executives how to deal with issues like when a sacked worker commits suicides. This is the first time that official attention has been given to the stress that employers endure after laying off staff and comes …

Study Takes a Look at Stress for Agricultural Workers

Reported by Admin | 08 Nov, 2010

A new research has revealed that farmers and fishers turn to what they know and who they trust in times of stress, highlighting the vital role of industry associations in trying times. The findings of Deakin University professor Sue Kilpatrick were presented at the National Centre for Farmer Health’s inaugural conference in Hamilton. Ms Kilpatrick …

TAS: Mental Stress a Headache for Tasmanian Workplaces

Reported by Admin | 26 Oct, 2010

Mental stress has been identified as one of the primary causes of workplace injuries in Tasmania, a State official reveals. David O’Byrne, Tasmania’s Minister for Workplace Relations, said that of the 9,273 injuries reported in 2009, 372 were caused by mental stress. “On a national level, statistics show that more than three million people in …

Economy Hurt by Job Stress – Report

Reported by Admin | 12 Oct, 2010

Preventable job stress is costing the Australian economy $730 million a year, a recently released report says. The VicHealth-funded report was conducted by the University of Melbourne’s School of Population Health and Tasmania’s Menzies Research Institute. It reveals that an estimated 1.5 million workers have been diagnosed with depression caused by excessive job stress, with …

QLD: Workplace Bullying ‘Getting Worse’

Reported by Admin | 05 Oct, 2010

Workplace Rights Ombudsman Don Brown has expressed concern over the growing number of bullying claims in Queensland workplaces. “We think it’s getting worse; the numbers that we are dealing with are higher,” Mr Brown said. This quarter alone, his office received 370 calls claiming harassment and bullying. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and other agencies …