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.
Friday, 17 May 2013 1:53pm
With workplace bullying claims likely to increase under the proposed Fair Work amendments, Sparke Helmore Lawyers partner David Davies has advised employers to develop a four-step bullying prevention and response strategy.
Friday, 17 May 2013 12:11pm
A Victorian human services worker, who left a resident with disability on the side of the road 76km away from his home, sustained a compensable psychological injury as a result of her employer's protracted investigation into the incident, a magistrate has found.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 3:54pm
PCBUs in "non-participating" states must be across model Act; and Essential safety news from four jurisdictions.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 2:42pm
A NSW worker, who was injured in an incident involving a front-end loader, has been blocked from suing his employer for nearly $400,000 in damages under the NSW Motor Accidents Compensation Act.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 1:30pm
A female worker was rightly sacked for falsely accusing a male colleague of physically assaulting her, the Fair Work Commission has found.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:11pm
The South Australian Greens have applauded the passing of their workers' comp Bill for firefighters through the Legislative Council, while the State Government has introduced mirror heavy-vehicle laws. Also in this article, SafeWork SA has released new fact sheets on HSR training and more under the WHS Act.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 2:53pm
OHS professionals mustn't forget employees who work from home - including those who do so on an ad hoc basis - when conducting risk assessments and reviewing safety arrangements, says employment lawyer Kristin Ramsey.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 1:13pm
In a case that examines the definition of "therapeutic treatment", a worker who suffered a psychological injury more than 14 years ago has been awarded the costs of attending philosophy classes.