Let it go: Mental breaks after work improve sleep

(American Psychological Association 23 April 2018) If you’ve had a bad day at work thanks to rude colleagues, doing something fun and relaxing after you punch out could net you a better night’s sleep. 8 more words

Science - General

Federal Government orders flu jab offer be made compulsory for aged-care staff

ABC News Anna Henderson 22 April 2018

The Federal Government is ordering aged-care homes to offer their staff a flu vaccination this year.   The action comes after last year’s deadly influenza season that saw about 1,000 people aged over 65 die of complications related to influenza.  21 more words

Influenza

Work for the Dole 'should be scrapped', say family of teen who died while working for the program

ABC News | The Signal Chris Dengate, Stephen Smiley 19 April 2018

The Work for the Dole program is a “sham”, putting young job seekers in unsafe and potentially deadly situations, say unions, lawyers and the family of a teenager who was killed on a Queensland worksite two years ago. 37 more words

Forensic Pathology

The optimum office temperature is higher than you think

ABC News | The Conversation Dian Tjondronegoro, Christhina Candido, Fan Zhang, Shamila Haddad 12 April 2018

If you’re reading this article in your office, chances are the air conditioning is set to about 22 degrees Celsius. 91 more words

Leadership / Management

Son of missing Queensland cop celebrates Senate inquiry after eight-year campaign

Brisbane Times Toby Crockford 8 April 2018

The son of a missing Queensland police officer, who is thought to have taken his own life more than eight years ago, is celebrating a victory in his fight for improved mental health support for emergency service workers and returning military veterans. 59 more words

Forensic Pathology

Implementing ISO 45001:2018

Antaris Consulting is the first organisation to be certified to ISO 45001:2018 in Ireland. It was also one of the first technical consultancies in Ireland to achieve certification to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. 1,485 more words

ISO Standards

Oregon's Governor Declares Addictions a Public Health Crisis -- Occupational Health & Safety

Gov. Kate Brown’s executive order calls for a statewide strategy to combat addiction.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced she will declare a public health crisis in the state because of the growing prevalence and impact of addiction on Oregon families, their children, and their communities. 14 more words

Office Of The Governor