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Miner Sacked For Drug Use Claims Drink Was Spiked

A mine worker who tested positive to methylamphetamine during a routine mine site drug test has told the Fair Work Commission that she believes her drink was spiked during a hotel drinking binge...

More Drug Raids at Western Australian Mine Sites

More drug raids have been conducted by police at mine sites in Western Australia as part of Operation Redwater. The latest raids were conducted Wednesday and yesterday at BHP and Rio Tinto -owned...

Long working hours linked to increased risky alcohol use

Employees who work more than 48 hours per week are more likely to engage in risky alcohol consumption than those who work standard weeks, finds a new study published in The BMJ today. Risky alcohol...

Front Line Supervisors Hold the Key For Return To Work

Employers play a pivotal role in the recovery and early return to work of injured workers. The role of supervisors is the most crucial of all. Research has shown that the return to work process and...

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Considering workers’ injury cover for FIFO workers

An unintended consequence of the recent boom in fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workforces attached to remote and regional mining and construction sites is confusion over the level of workers’ compensation...

One in Five Employees Don't Get a Good Night's Sleep

One in Five Employees Don’t Get a Good Night’s Sleep

New research shows that over one in five (21%) of all employees rate their overall sleep as either extremely poor, very poor or poor. Authors of the research report, GCC Insights, surveyed over...

Injury Management Conference WA In May

Hosted by WorkCover WA, this year’s Injury Management Conference 2015 will be held at on 5-6 May at the Crown Perth in Burswood. The event will unite WA’s workers’ compensation and injury...

Men Wanted for Health Survey

Men aged 30 years or older are being sought to take part in a La Trobe University research project  focusing on men’s health and related quality of life. Quality of life can be influenced by a...

Quit Smoking With Free Quitline App

Quit Smoking With Free Quitline App

A new free app designed to help smokers stub out for good has been developed by the Government’s Quitline program. My QuitBuddy is a personalised app that provides a countdown to quit attempts...

AMSJ April 2022