- New Victorian workplace manslaughter laws
- Employer liability for staff working remotely
- Setting up a home office
- Workplace safety and your responsibilities
- The most common workplace injuries in Australia
New Victorian workplace manslaughter laws – what does this mean for employers?
Victoria will soon become the fourth Australian jurisdiction (following Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory) to introduce workplace manslaughter offences. The Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and other matters) Bill 2019 will become law in Victoria on 1 July 2020. Is your business ready?Read more
Do you have staff working at home? Employer liability and what you need to do.
Employers are legally responsible for ensuring that they do not expose (or allow employees to be exposed) to an unreasonable risk to their health and safety.
If an employee is directed or allowed by arrangement to work from home, that obligation follows them home.Read more
How to set up an ergonomic home office
Remote technologies and flexible working arrangements mean that more employees are working from home offices. But while the flexibility for employees is seen as a perk, as an employer, it’s your responsibility to make sure that home offices meet ergonomic safety standards Here’s our checklist for setting up a home officeRead more
Workplace safety and your responsibilities
Australian employers are required by law to provide their employees, contractors and those who visit their facilities with a safe and healthy workplace. Ensuring that your business complies with these duties will prevent prosecution or fines, and will also help to maintain staff. The scope of the responsibility are outlined hereRead more
The most common workplace injuries in Australia and how to prevent them
A recent worldwide study led by the University of Sydney has proven that lower back pain is the most commonly recorded workplace injury, ranking higher than any other condition including cardiac disease and depression. Often both severe and costly, back injuries can arise from a number of ergonomic exposures including heavy lifting, forceful movement, awkward positions and poor workstation set up.Read more