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Despite numerous high-profile cases of workplace bullying in recent years, bullying and harassment remain widespread. (Shutterstock)

Workplace bullying should be treated as a public health issue

It’s clear the current workplace health and safety framework isn’t stopping people from getting bullied. It’s time to treat bullying as a public health issue and address the problem more effectively.
In this picture taken June 14, 2013, Henna Begum holds a picture of her daughter Akhi Akhter, a garment worker in the Rana Plaza building in Savar when it collapsed. Kevin Frayer/AP

Years after the Rana Plaza tragedy, Bangladesh’s garment workers are still bottom of the pile

The 2013 Dhaka garment factory collapse is the clothing industry’s worst ever industrial incident. Not enough has changed for garment workers.
About 13% of Australian worker are working 50 hours or more a week, putting themselves, and others, at greater risk. Shutterstock

Our culture of overtime is costing us dearly

A maximum work week of 38 hours makes scientific sense. Working longer hours is bad for mental and physical health.
Why welding in a confined space is so dangerous: argon gas, used commonly in welding, is 38% denser than air. It can displace oxygen close to the ground. Being undetectable, this can lead to loss of consciousness and asphyxiation. Shutterstock

Killed in the line of work duties: we need to fix dangerous loopholes in health and safety laws

The death of apprentice Dillon Wu at a Melbourne factory raises questions about employer responsibility when a traditional employment relationship doesn’t exist.

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