Workplace Health & Safety

Stress

Psychological vs physical safety – Understanding psychosocial risks at work

Is your organisation adopting the right strategies to be truly effective at reducing stress and increasing wellbeing for all employees? The modern workplace is becoming increasingly stressful for many people. It is characterised by high workloads, employees being bombarded with emails, texts and calls, people rushing from one meeting to the next and poor work/life balance with mobile phones glued to our hands.

Stabbing

Accidental stabbing at work – employer not held liable

The plaintiff alleged that the bobcat operator was crouched down eating an orange, and was using a Leatherman knife to cut and peel the orange. As the plaintiff walked past him, the bobcat operator stood up from his crouching position holding the knife in his hand, and without planning to do so, stabbed the plaintiff in his left hand