Safe Work Australia plans to cut risk for fatigued workers

Reported by Haydee | 09 Oct, 2012

A new code of practice for employers, which is expected to be finalised next year will require bosses to roster jobs around workers’ social lives and make sure that workers who yawn or daydream are not too tired to perform their work safely. News Limited reported that the new code of practice includes a proposed …

Transport company fined over worker fatigue

Reported by Haydee | 03 Sep, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A transport company was fined $9000 plus $11,000 in costs for nine charges on Friday. Eight of these charges were for failing to ensure drivers drove within the prescribed hours to appropriately manage fatigue while the ninth charge was for allowing a person to drive when he was not certified fit by …

Australian workers suffer from fatigue epidemic, study reveals

Reported by Haydee | 06 Mar, 2012

A new study revealed that Australian workers, especially parents are suffering from worker fatigue “epidemic.” The Sydney Morning Herald reports that psychologists from the University of South Australia, Natalie Skinner and Jill Dorian conducted a survey to around 970 workers and self-employed business people on their moods, access to leave as well as work and …