While Australian workplaces are improving when it comes to protecting workers from the harmful effects of UV, there is still a lot of work to do when it comes to unprotected sun exposure at the workplace, according to the Cancer Council Victoria.
Company and director fined for safety breaches that led to explosion
A plumbing company and its director were recently fined a total of $98,000 in the NSW Industrial Court after two apprentices were seriously injured in an explosion at a Bondi Junction apartment block in 2009.
“Presenteeism” – when employees come to work, but due to illness or medical conditions are not fully productive – cost the Australian economy $34.1 billion in the last financial year, according to recent research.
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