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Protecting female workers against violence and harassment

Reported by Haydee | 19 Nov, 2015

One in four Australian women has experienced physical or sexual violence.. one in five women experience harassment within the workplace. This is still happening even in developed countries like Australia… unfortunately.

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Guide developed to prevent work-related violence

Reported by Haydee | 29 May, 2014

SafeWork SA has developed a guide to help Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking and workers in identifying work-related violence hazards and look for ways to lessen or remove these risks.

Paramedics and Firefighters Subject to Workplace Violence in ACT

Reported by Admin | 06 Nov, 2013

Documents received by the ABC via freedom of information show that ACT emergency service workers have been involved in 74 incidents of workplace violence or serious injuries in the past two years, these include 17 incidents where a paramedic was either physically or verbally assaulted. According to the documents paramedics were kicked or punched in …

Nurses believe workplace violence is part of their job, study reveals

Reported by Haydee | 17 Jul, 2012

A new study conducted at the Lyell McEwin Hospital found nurses believe they must accept violence as part of their job. According to Adelaide Now, nurses do not always report incidence of violence because they feel that nothing will be done, or they would be victimised by managers. In addition, nurses feel they are untrained …

Rural workers’ safety at risk

Reported by Haydee | 24 Jun, 2012

A new survey revealed that rural Australia may lose doctors, teachers and other workers due to violence in regional workplaces. According to a report by ABC News, 600 police officers, teachers and health workers were surveyed as part of a project called Working Safe in Regional and Remote Australia. The project is managed by different …