Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:36am
Suspected workers' comp fraud must be reported, says Q-COMP; Average cost per workers' comp claim exceeds $7800 in South Australia; and WorkCover WA calls for input on disability access plan.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 3:52pm
Apprentice-related supervision breaches can lead to recklessness fines; Queensland removes earthmoving requirement from WHS Regulation; and South Australian WHS Act added to Fair Work right-of-entry laws.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 2:15pm
A NSW employer that failed to properly maintain a 50-year-old steel structure, which held up to 450 tonnes of material, has been found liable for injuries sustained by a truck driver when the structure collapsed onto the back of his vehicle.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:40am
Queensland is likely to press ahead with its plan to narrow the definition of "worker" in the State workers' comp Act, with the Department of Justice and Attorney-General dismissing submissions that oppose the proposed amendment.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 3:55pm
Conducting workplace surveys and health checks is the first of three steps to reducing the risk of injuries among older workers, and embracing the benefits of an ageing workforce, such as loyalty, says an occupational therapist.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 2:10pm
A worker who disregarded his employer's lock-out tag-out (LOTO) procedure because he was "in a hurry" was rightly sacked, the Fair Work Commission has found, in rejecting his unfair dismissal claim.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 12:30pm
Maritime OHS laws should be harmonised with the model WHS Act so that PCBUs and officers in the sector have a positive duty to reduce its high injury and premium rates, according to a review of the Seacare scheme released for comment yesterday.
Monday, 20 May 2013 3:36pm
A new Safe Work Australia guide, designed to help PCBUs comply with their duty to do what is "reasonably practicable" to ensure health and safety, explains how much weight employers can place on costs when deciding whether or not to adopt a hazard control.
Monday, 20 May 2013 1:05pm
An investigation into the death of a NSW paramedic in a helicopter incident shows how difficult it is to identify and manage work hazards and risks when using undocumented procedures.
Friday, 17 May 2013 3:45pm
WorkSafe WA has extended its warning on fraudulent high-risk work licences, after receiving reports that fake national licences are being churned out cheaply overseas. Also in this article, a repeat offender has been fined for height safety breaches.