Occupational health and safety

Alternate Term Label:
Industrial safety
Workplace health and safety
Journal article

Workplace wellness: Industry associations are well placed and some are ready to take a more active role in workplace health

This research suggests that across many industry sectors, larger industry associations (IAs) are ready to take a more active role in workplace health initiatives and are well placed to promote these to member organisations.
Guide

Australian screen production industry: COVID-safe guidelines

COVID-19 has presented a novel and unprecedented health and safety challenge to all industries and workplaces. These guidelines have been developed by an Australian Screen Sector Task Force and are intended to provide support and assistance to all practitioners (from screen producers to individual workers)...
Journal article

Building healthy construction workers: their views on health, wellbeing and better workplace design

An interview study was conducted to explore workers' understanding of their health at work and ways of making their jobs easier, safer or more comfortable. Engagement of the workforce should be encouraged and feed into change processes in the industry to enable all workers stay...
Report

Digital health devices in the Australian construction industry

This report contributes to the understanding of how digitalisation can improve health and safety within the construction industry by using real-world examples from construction professionals' experiences. It presents benefits resulting from the use of digital health and safety technologies, as well as potential obstacles faced...
Journal article

Prevalence of asbestos-related disease among workers in Sri Lanka

This first known study documenting asbestos disease in Sri Lanka is clearly a limited, self-selected group of workers studied with obvious limitations. Deaths in Sri Lanka are generally not documented in relation to employment, but with the significant infrastructure development and increased use of asbestos...
Report

Independent review of the ACT’s work safety compliance infrastructure, policies, and procedures

The scope of this review is confined to examining the work health and safety compliance and enforcement arrangements. It is not a policy and legislative review.
Report

The Australian principal occupational health, safety and wellbeing survey: 2019 data

The aim of this research project is to conduct a longitudinal study monitoring school leaders’ (principals and deputy/assistant principals) health and wellbeing annually.
Report

The disability workforce and COVID-19: initial experiences of the outbreak

This report provides analysis of workers’ experiences of delivering disability services and supports in the early stages of the outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia. Data is drawn from a survey of disability workers conducted in March 2020.
Report

Working together in the national interest – COVID-19 next steps

Australia has been highly successful at managing the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on local health outcomes. The business community stands ready to step-up and stand side by side with state and federal governments to safely re-open the economy and to provide and promote safe workplaces for...
Briefing paper

Justice Connect COVID-19 response briefing note

This briefing paper aims to provide guidance to community organisations on some of the most pressing issues raised by COVID-19, including employment, contracts and insurance.