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.
Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:02pm
Managers must carefully consider the language they use when discussing safety issues with workers, and avoid giving negative feedback, a CSIRO health and safety expert told the SIA National Safety Convention in Melbourne yesterday.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 3:43pm
BHPB handed $430k bill for hazard-assessment breach that led to death; Hundreds of WA trucks stopped in dangerous-goods blitz; and Bill introduced to establish national asbestos-eradication agency.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 2:02pm
A NSW police officer, who received little support from her employer after a co-worker and close friend committed suicide, has been awarded workers' compensation for a psychological injury on appeal.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 12:14pm
Two new studies on nanotechnology have outlined how to control emissions resulting from the machining of composites - that do or don't contain nanomaterials - and avoid explosions involving metal nanopowders, which have caused workplace deaths.