Media round-up: workers forced to drink urine, firefighter battles insurer, dr on trial

Media round-up: workers forced to drink urine, firefighter battles insurer, dr on trial

8 November 2018 To save you time, here's a selection of WHS-related items from Australia and around the world.

Chinese workers forced to drink urine, eat insects, for failing to meet sale targets


Employees of a home improvement business in south-western China have been forced to drink urine, eat cockroaches and have been smacked with belts as punishment for failing to meet sales targets, according to Chinese local media.
ABC

Injured firefighter battles insurance giant Allianz to foot bill for chronic pain treatment


A Tasmanian firefighter injured by a falling branch while fighting a bushfire in 2016 has had his insurer refuse to cover some of the costs for his ongoing treatment, the firefighters' union says.
ABC

South Australian doctor allegedly lured pharmacist with flowers before knife attack


An Adelaide doctor has gone on trial in the Supreme Court accused of trying to kill a pharmacist who reported him to the health watchdog for over-prescribing painkillers to patients.
ABC

University of Canberra assistant professor speaks out against workload, bullying


An assistant professor at the University of Canberra claims to have faced threats and sexist comments when trying to call out excessive workloads placed on staff.
ABC

Geoffrey Rush trial: Eryn Norvill wanted complaint kept confidential, defence says


The woman at the centre of the Geoffrey Rush defamation case is not seeking vengeance or personal publicity, a Sydney court has heard.
ABC

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