Articles tagged under ‘Work causation’
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COVID-19 effects on injury compensation claim numbers
COVID-19 is having a massive range of impacts on our work and health, and these will flow on to the nation’s compensation schemes
New insurer approach reduces delays in decisions about healthcare
Delays and disputes are stressful and can have a negative impact on recovery and return to work. The Medical Support Panel in NSW gives speedy, evidence-based answers to questions around work causation and medical treatment.
Disputes: at what cost?
If an employee is suspected of 'gaming the system,' is it worth investigating the matter further and entering into a dispute? We take a look at the costs involved.
Historical Workplace Diseases: we've come a long way
The history of work disease is as old as the concept of work itself. This article takes a look back in time at some of the serious and deadly workplace hazards which were faced in the past.
Case Study: I Told Them but They Didn't Listen
Ms L is a right handed 46 year old who was employed for ten years to pack domestic cleaning chemicals. She was exposed to these chemicals in dust form.
Costs of 'job strain' related depression
What is job strain? How is it linked to depression? And what are the associated costs? New Australian research has the answers...
Zeroing in on risky business: Hazard assessment and musculoskeletal disorders
We take a look at the non physical work factors that contribute to musculoskeletal disorders
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Compensating 9/11 first responders
Is compensation for 9/11 first responders a black and white moral issue, or is the situation more complex?
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Will IT cause chronic health problems?
Sedentary work and screen time leisure sound warning bells for the future health of the growing information technology (IT) workforce.
Older workers face worse consequences for hard, physical work
The negative health consequences of high physical work demands depend on age, with workers aged 60 plus facing twice the risk of long term work absence compared to younger workers performing similar tasks.
What hurts worse, trauma or workplace insensitivity?
For ambulance workers, mental health issues result not just from exposure to traumatic events, but from more mundane workplace stressors including the way managers respond to their distress.
What types of work cause osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a top-ten cause of disability worldwide. With an ageing workforce, employers are likely to see more claims relating to this degenerative joint disease. A new systematic review highlights the workplace risks, and the gaps in our knowledge
Mean streets take toll on taxi drivers
High levels of mental exertion depression are rife amongst taxi drivers, but greater workplace support and civility might help ease the strain.
Knee osteoarthritis, age and heavy lifting
Does working as an airport baggage handler for twenty years increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis, or is aging the real culprit?
High demands + low control = depression, anxiety
New evidence strengthens link between job strain and common mental health disorders, with researchers arguing low control may be more damaging than high demands.
Research Short: Professional drivers and chronic back pain
A Finnish study raises questions about previous associations between professional car driving and chronic lower back pain.
Back pain and work: Personal factors
A range of studies assess personal factors and how they influence work-related back pain
Back pain and work: Psychosocial factors. The evidence.
A range of studies explore whether psychosocial factors contribute to the development of back pain
Back pain and work: Physical factors - Physical work. The evidence.
What does the research tell us about physical work and the impact on back pain?