While some may have thought that the biggest workplace risks in Australia were Koloa Bear attacks or violence against didgeridoo players, teachers paint a different picture. Workers’ comp claims due to mental stress were almost 4 times more prevalent for teachers than the rest of Australia’s working public. In fact, over half of all workers’ comp claims from teachers are filed for mental stress, according to a report in Australia’s Herald Sun. These claims cost Australian taxpayers $10 Million annually.
“The psychological pressure of students who have behaviour management problems and the lack of resourcing for dealing with that and there are more special-needs children in classrooms.” said Australian Education Union vice president David Smith.
No word on whether a bloomin’ onion would help.