Tuesday, 02 April 2013 3:28pm
Employers must review and audit their safety rules continuously - not just when an injury occurs, the NSW Industrial Court has stressed in ordering an employer to pay $135,000 in fines and costs.
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 1:53pm
Commonwealth employers that fail to provide suitable duties to rehabilitating workers will face fines, and workers' comp payments will be reduced after 13 weeks, under a plan to "shift" the distribution of benefits that apply under the SRC Act.
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:28pm
A Tasmanian electrician who lost two teeth in a punch-up on a work trip has failed in his bid for workers' compensation, after a tribunal found he started the fight.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 3:54pm
Regulator explains how to reduce EWP and slip risks; Lack of support for ACT injury-reduction plan a "setback" for workers; New national maritime safety regulator to operate from July; and FWC appoints new vice presidents.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 2:00pm
Average duration of injury absences getting longer; and Essential safety news from six jurisdictions.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:02am
Safe work procedures developed for machines must specify what workers should do, as well as what they shouldn't, the South Australian Magistrates Court has noted in fining an employer for OHS breaches.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 3:56pm
Middle managers will be put through "culture change" training programs under a plan to improve safety in the construction sector, according to the Master Builders Association's official response to the ACT construction-industry inquiry.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 2:24pm
In the lead up to the busy Easter holiday period, and in light of a recent fatality, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is urging employers to ensure safe practices are in place at roadwork sites. It also advises employers to reduce the risks of psychological injury through supervisory support and other measures.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 12:14pm
A study that encourages transport operators to promote caffeine-consumption in their fatigue management plans has been labelled by the TWU as dangerous and misleading.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 3:43pm
A Flying Doctors pilot who claimed his CEO laughed about safety issues has had his unfair dismissal claim upheld, even though the Fair Work Commission found he had made dismissible inflammatory allegations against the employer.