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IS FIFO CAUSING DEPRESSION?

Our good friend Chris Ryan has given us this article on a growing problem amongst fly in fly out workers. A leading national depression organisation has said alongside the resources boom, a hidden social problem has been created and the rate of depression among fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers is getting worse.

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Duty of Care on Rostered Day Off

Does duty of care extend to workers on rostered days off? A recent court judgement in Queensland makes the case that workers on rostered days off are covered if they are injured in the course of their employment.

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Managing Shift Work

Adapting to shift work is easy for some people while others never adjust. Exercise and a well balanced diet will probably help any adjustment. Family understanding and cooperation can also reduce stress that seems to go with a shift worker’s lifestyle. If you do find it difficult to adjust to shiftwork, you should discuss the […]

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The Hazards of Shift Work

Changes in the workplace such as job sharing, part-time work and more flexible work hours are indicators that shiftwork is on the increase. Industries such as airlines, hospitals and railways have long had round-the-clock operations and extended shopping hours are fast becoming commonplace. Research shows, however, that there can be significant health and safety issues […]