Tuesday, 26 March 2013 2:45pm
Waterfront employers that obey the model WHS Act will not face additional compliance costs with the introduction of the Code of Practice on managing stevedoring risks, the Maritime Union of Australia has stressed at rallies today.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:16pm
A worker who wasn't provided with personal protective equipment while using a hand tool has been awarded more than $850,000 in damages, after he sustained a permanent eye injury.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 8:58am
Safe Work Australia has published a guidance note on the known hazards of 16 chemicals, and how to determine when to stop exposing workers to them. Also in this article, manufacturers have been put on notice after a second SWA report found the sector has the highest workers' comp and incident rates for young workers.
Monday, 25 March 2013 1:02pm
Many employers resort to "blaming and retraining" workers when an OHS incident occurs, but improving safety hinges on improving leadership, says Norton Rose Lawyers partner Michael Tooma.
Monday, 25 March 2013 11:24am
In a case that shows the important role witnesses play in determining the validity of workers' comp claims, a full Federal Court has confirmed that a worker, who told colleagues he went jogging on the day he hurt his back, is not entitled to compensation.
Friday, 22 March 2013 3:20pm
A self-employed builder who failed to ensure his safety instructions were complied with has been fined in the NSW IRC, after a site coordinator fell three metres from a mezzanine floor.
Friday, 22 March 2013 1:29pm
Anti-discrimination package shelved as new Bill introduced; South Australia's average premium rate for 2013-14 announced; and New OHS ministers appointed in Western Australia and Northern Territory.
Friday, 22 March 2013 12:13pm
Employers that have zero-harm programs could be setting themselves up for failure, and putting their credibility on the line, according to a geoscience and risk consulting manager.
Thursday, 21 March 2013 3:45pm
A Queensland employer has entered a $192,000 enforceable undertaking, and spent $224,000 improving its flawed electrical permit-to-work system, after an apprentice received an electric shock.
Thursday, 21 March 2013 2:39pm
A workplace bully has been defined - in the Fair Work Amendment Bill introduced to Parliament this morning - as an individual (or group of individuals) who "repeatedly behaves unreasonably towards" a worker or a group of workers, creating a risk to health and safety.