Workplace Health & Safety

Some take-aways from the Workplace Mental Health & Wellbeing conference

Here, in this video, Kate Rush, Head of Disability and Mental Health at Anglicare discusses reducing stigma in the workplace, and increasing opportunities to talk about mental wellbeing. In this vox-pop,Simone Blumberg, Head Of People at Sunsuper gives 3 quick tips here for gaining leadership buy-in for corporate wellness programs, and most importantly integrating mental…

What happened when employer refused to answer calls, emails and texts of an injured employee?

“The FWC has held that an employer who refused to answer the calls, emails and text messages of an injured employee when she sought to return to work repudiated her employment contract and unfairly dismissed the employee,” writes Emily Harvey of the Maree Hayes v Austrend International Pty Ltd T/A Austrend Group (U2016/6469) case.

Are you addressing and promptly investigating all incidents and near misses internally?

“Not only is it a legal requirement to report all incidents internally and, when applicable, report them externally, it demonstrates to workers that the organisation takes safety issues seriously,” writes the team at Dibbs Barker’s People & Workplace services group.