Serious medical concerns for Australian workers exposed to silica dust

Serious medical concerns for Australian workers exposed to silica dust

Melbourne-based respiratory physician, Dr Ryan Hoy, has warned that we may be experiencing the “largest occupational lung crisis we’ve seen since the peak of asbestos use in the 1960s and the 1970s”. (ABC News) Dr Hoy is among a number of medical experts that...
Law change eases access to occupational cancer compensation for NSW firefighters

Law change eases access to occupational cancer compensation for NSW firefighters

Firefighters face many dangers in their line of work. So much so, you’d be forgiven for not listing a risk of cancer among the first few that spring to mind. Unfortunately, occupational cancer, caused by the inhalation of carcinogens, has been shown to be a real...
Employer ordered to pay almost $600,000 damages after employee assaulted by workmate

Employer ordered to pay almost $600,000 damages after employee assaulted by workmate

People don’t always get along in the workplace and sometimes hostilities can grow to the point that somebody is physically hurt. It is well established that an employer is liable for the safety of their workers in the workplace, but does their duty of care extend to...