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This won’t hurt a bit: 5 excellent reasons to have a chronic pain strategy in the workplace

We were reminded this week during National Pain Week how fortunate Australia is to have a National Pain Strategy for dealing with people who suffer chronic pain. No other country has anything like it. The National Pain Strategy was developed five years ago and is a unique model of care for the management of chronic pain.

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State of emergency – considerations for employers

Dorothea MacKellar summed it up perfectly when she described Australia as a country of “droughts and flooding rains”.  We do indeed live in a land of extremes.  Whether we’re battling bushfires or bracing ourselves for tropical storms, it’s important to have a discussion about how employers can support staff who volunteer in our emergency services….

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Watch out for these Work Health & Safety holiday hazards

It’s never too early to get organised for the holiday season, as good planning can mean the difference between a restful break or stressful one.  So before the festivities even begin, CCER takes a look at the some key Work Health and Safety risks to help employers prepare for the Silly Season.

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Landmark case highlights importance of a workplace Social Media Policy

A recent decision in the case of Linfox Australia Pty Ltd v Glen Stutsel provides important information for employers regarding limitations in managing employees’ social media use. The case The employee in question had been working as a truck driver for Linfox for twenty years. In May 2011, his employment was terminated for serious cheap…

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