BHP Billiton Group CEO Marius Kloppers has foregone a 15% health, safety and environment short-term incentive (STI) bonus after the resources giant recorded five fatalities in 2009-10. BHP Billiton’s remuneration committee accepted Kloppers’ proposal that his STI be reduced to 0% because of the poor safety results. Kloppers nonetheless received a 9% pay rise, which ...more
Aust shiftworkers face almost double the risk of workplace injury than their non-shiftworker counterparts.
Aust lags self-imposed national targets to cut workplace deaths and injuries, says the ACTU. Now was not the time to squander Aust’s rare chance to improve worker protection when deciding on new uniform OHS laws, the peak union body said.
Fed Treasury has declined to comment on an Aust National Audit Office (ANAO) report’s findings that it should have allocated extra resources and skills for the $825m OzCar scheme in light of its short timeframe and complexity.
Working from home is a flexible work option employers need to consider if workers are quarantined due to swine flu. New research has shown that in the absence of such risks, 16% of workers would give up five per cent of their salary to work remotely. The research revealed 58% of full-time workers would like to work from home, but 66% had not been given the chance to do so.
Aust researchers have found indoor plants of almost any size can contribute to safer, healthier workplace environments. Studies conducted at the Uni of Technology Sydney (UTS) found plants in 200mm pots could remove toxins from the air.