Safe Work Australia has amended the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations and published a new model code of practice to make duties in relation to psychosocial hazards clearer and help duty holders comply with these duties.
The US Department of Labor has presented an Ohio-based vehicle parts manufacturer on its ‘severe violator enforcement programme’ with a fine of $480,240 (approx. £373,000) after inspectors found it had continually exposed workers to multiple machine hazards
A senior government minister in Singapore has issued a warning to company directors that they face prosecution for health and safety failures, as the government considers a new Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) on directors’ duties
A new report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has underlined the need for stronger OSH protections in response to the growing focus on psychosocial work to support wellbeing and productivity, changes to working practices brought about by COVID-19 and technological advances in the economy.
Only 40% of disabled workers surveyed (https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/two-thirds-of-disabled-workers-think-businesses-should-do-more-to-support-them-into-employment) by a hiring platform believe there are good employment opportunities available to them despite UK government figures showing a twelve-fold increase in ‘Disability Confident’ job adverts