Safe Work Australia (SWA) has published a snapshot of coronavirus (COVID-19) related workers compensation claims data, up to 31 July 2020. Collected from the relevant Commonwealth, state and territory workers compensation authorities, the data reveals that 533 workers compensation claims related to COVID-19 were lodged in Australia. Of those claims, 34% related to the mental health impacts of COVID-19. Additionally, 34% of the claims lodged were from the healthcare and social assistance industry, while 17% of the claims came from the public administration and safety industry. The ‘community and personal service workers’ occupation has the highest number of workers compensation claims.
WorkSafe Victoria will examine if employees of Ambulance Victoria are at risk after widespread claims of bullying, sexual harassment and abuse within the service.
Almost 20 Victorians are on WorkCover for either contracting coronavirus or suffering mental illness in the pandemic with the number expected to rise due to the Cedar Meats outbreak.
A farmer has died after he was thrown from an ATV in central Victoria.
BHP boss Mike Henry has slammed the Fair Work Commission after it found the company was wrong to sack a worker who told an offensive “joke” at work.
Queensland woman Nicole Funnell used to love heading into work each day – until a brutal attempted robbery during a shift ended her career and left her with lasting trauma.
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A Melbourne director and his security company have been convicted and fined a total of $116,250 for repeatedly bullying employees in the workplace.
More than 100,000 serious workplace injuries still occur every year. These range from mental stress, to trips and falls, to collisions with objects.