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ARTICLES

Moral injury and RTW
Gabrielle Lis | Notions of wrongdoing, blame and guilt can seem dangerous in the context of RTW. Are we missing something about the human experience of workplace injury?
Using and abusing PEMA results
RTWMatters team | A doctor’s assessment that a prospective employee is “fit” for a particular role does not guarantee a clean bill of health. How should employers understand and use the results of pre-employment medical assessments?
The downside of accommodation
Gabrielle Lis | A look at the challenges faced by supervisors obliged to oversee modified duties in a workplace under stress
Asking questions improves RTW motivation
Dr Mary Wyatt | Motivational interviewing promotes better RTW results, especially for people who lose or leave their job after workplace injury.
 

Industry News

Workplace wellness in Romania
Published on October 23, 2017 | Across the European Union, Romanian workplaces have the highest scores for mental vitality, motivation, staff retention and productivity as measured by the Global Employee Engagement Index. What sets Romania apart? According to Stella Photi of Wellbeing Escapes, Romanian businesses prioritise worklife balance, take into account generational differences in the workplace, provide mechanisms that support mental wellbeing, incorporate arts and culture in the workplace and invest in employees.
Asthma in spotlight at work
Published on October 23, 2017 | Australian businesses aren't doing enough to contain the identify hazards and assess and manage risks associated with occupational asthma, according to Dr Peter Jezukaitis, an occuptational physician.
Poor performance for mental health in NSW
Published on October 20, 2017 | Employers have dropped the ball when it comes to workplace mental health, according to the results of a survey of 2000 NSW businesses. As reported in the Brisbane Times: Fewer than one in 10 (8.
Web works for psychotic illness
Published on October 16, 2017 | Around 75,000 Australians live with a psychotic illness; only 22.4% of this group works. Researchers say that that a new program combining web-based cognitive remediation therapies and supported employment programs might make employment a real possibility for many more.
Tassie survey takes aim at workplace mental health
Published on October 16, 2017 | The University of Tasmania has launched a survey to help employers assess the mental health of their workplace, with the results to be used to develop a strategy for creating mentally healthy workplaces across Tasmania.