Monday, 29 April 2013 12:28pm
In an unprecedented move, Safe Work Australia has demanded that quad bike manufacturers reconsider their opposition to crush protection devices, with the head of the statutory agency saying, "We cannot sit by and watch people being killed and seriously injured by these vehicles."
Friday, 26 April 2013 3:56pm
A judge has found a NSW employer and its director defamed a worker when they sent a group email to employees complaining about the amount of sick leave that she and other staff were taking.
Friday, 26 April 2013 1:46pm
On the eve of International Workers' Memorial Day, Bill Shorten has called for employers to reduce Australia's high work death and injury rate through a "demonstrable intolerance to small daily hazards", instead of over-relying on "responsibility-avoiding paperwork" like risk assessments.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 3:56pm
Injury prevention hinges on worker input; SWA releases new guides on airborne contaminants and cyanide; and Entries for Queensland and Victorian OHS awards due soon.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 2:48pm
A South Australian police prosecutor, who claims he contracted Hepatitis C in a work incident nearly 25 years ago, has had his workers' comp claim upheld. Also in this article, an employer has been fined for failing to fit a machine with an interlock guard.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 1:28pm
In a case that provides clear examples of how company directors can ensure safe work methods are adhered to - and avoid prosecution - the Western Australian Court of Appeal has restored the original fines imposed on two directors and a business after a workplace death.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 3:20pm
With the model WHS Act requiring company officers to keep abreast of emerging issues, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has released a timely report on the possible risks associated with "green jobs".
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 2:09pm
A Tasmanian who failed to comply with a Code of Practice when performing asbestos-removal work has been found in breach of the WHS Regulations.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:13pm
The Fair Work Commission has ordered the reinstatement of two highly experienced electricians, after it found their employer failed to provide regular refresher training on its lock-out tag-out procedures.
Monday, 22 April 2013 3:57pm
Western Australian employer fined over death after string of drum explosions; Employers urged to train young workers to voice OHS concerns; Workplace flu vaccinations critical with epidemic looming; South Australian workers urged to promote OHS in online campaign; and Tasmanian safety awards open.