In the news: alleged bullying; worker fatigue; crushed to death; mental health

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In the news: alleged bullying; worker fatigue; crushed to death; mental health

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Here's a selection of WHS-related items available in the Australian and international media today. 

Labor backbencher Emma Husar to bow out of federal politics at next election


Embattled federal Labor MP Emma Husar has announced she will not recontest the western Sydney seat of Lindsay at the next election. It comes amid an internal investigation into allegations of bullying and misconduct levelled at her by former staff.
ABC

Travelling clinician fined $100 for sleeping in his van overnight raises questions over resting, driver fatigue


When Michael Harvey pulled up on the outskirts of Kununurra to have a sleep in his van overnight, he had no idea he was going to have to pay the council $100 for doing so. 
ABC

Hungry Jack's, Visy Paper and Veolia on trial over death of Melbourne man 


Changes have been made to waste collection at a fast food outlet in the Melbourne's north-east after an elderly man was crushed to death five years ago, a court has heard.
ABC

11 ways to boost mental health in the workplace


The costs associated with mental health disabilities are higher than those of physical related disabilities. The economic burden of mental illness in Canada is estimated to be $51 billion per year and that includes health care costs and lost productivity due to absenteeism and sick leave.
Canadian Occupational Safety
 
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