09/12/2016HR Infrastructure, Discrimination/EEO, Employee Issues, Safety

Work Christmas parties are a chance for employees to let their hair down, celebrate their achievements from the past working year, and it can also be a great chance for your employees to bond. However, although the work Christmas party can be fun, it can also be fraught with dangers. Such dangers...

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02/10/2015Workplace Stress, Employee Issues, Safety

One of the most common workplace issue in Australia is work-related stress. As an employer, how should you be handling this? There are many symptoms to ‘stressed’ employees. Learn to pick them up quickly: For example, you might find that a worker is becoming more prone to incidents and injuries, or...

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08/07/2015HR Infrastructure, Safety

WorkCover NSW Codes of Practice and information sheets from WorkCover QLD provide that gas cylinders in the workplace require particular safe handling practices such as: CODES OF PRACTICE An approved code of practice is a practical guide to achieving the standards of health, safety and welfare...

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08/07/2015Legislation, Safety

The Safe Work Australia First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice , was adopted in states including NSW, South Australia and Queensland. These codes of practice provide that first aiders should attend training on a regular basis to refresh their first aid knowledge and skills and to confirm their...

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03/06/2015HR Infrastructure, Legislation, Safety

Answer - WorkCover NSW provides a Code of Practice for welfare facilities employers must provide to employees in the workplace. The Code operates under section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. It is important to first note that in order to comply with work health and safety regulation...

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14/04/2015Workplace Stress, Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, Workers Compensation, Wage Rates, Franchising, Superannuation, Leave, HR Infrastructure, Employee Issues, Legislation, Narcissism at Work, Safety, Performance Management, ER Essentials Archive, Awards

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01/10/2013Employee Issues, Safety

Managing the risk of alcohol and other drug use and its impact on the workplace is far from straight-forward. While employee drinking and drug use during work hours has obvious implications for workplace safety, productivity, and reputation – consideration also needs to be given to the effects of consumption that occurs away from the workplace and out of work hours.

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26/07/2013Employee Issues, Safety, Workers Compensation

With workplace bullying complaints on the rise, and imminent changes to the Fair Work Act allowing complaints to be dealt with at a Federal level, it is time for Australian businesses to get serious about prevention. And according to Steve Champion, Director of ER Strategies, the best prevention is to recognise workplace conflict and deal with it before it escalates into allegations of bullying or harassment.

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27/05/2013Workplace Stress, Workers Compensation, Employee Issues, Safety, Performance Management

Workplace conflict can sometimes spill over into allegations of bullying and harrassment. What steps can employers take to avoid conflict escalating to unhealthy levels? This article provides resources and ideas on proactively managing workplace conflict.

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09/08/2012Employee Issues, Safety

Despite warnings against the use of illegal substances, the number of people who report taking recreational drugs continues to grow. This presents certain challenges to businesses, many of whom have staff members that may be under the influence of certain drugs while at their place of work. According to the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, the cost of alcohol and drug abuse to employers is on the rise.