Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:56pm
A worker who was sacked after being accused of tampering with an incident scene - prior to a WorkSafe Victoria investigation - has been awarded nearly $40,000 in lost remuneration by the Fair Work Commission.
Monday, 13 May 2013 3:57pm
An employer that used a "buddy system" to train inexperienced workers is just one of six Victorian companies recently fined for safety breaches. Also in this article, OHS regulators have issued safety alerts on the prevention of illness and injuries from formaldehyde, falls and falling objects.
Monday, 13 May 2013 2:14pm
A Northern Territory worker, who was attacked by a crocodile and then accidentally shot by a co-worker who was trying to help him, has been denied workers' compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder and other injuries.
Monday, 13 May 2013 12:41pm
In a new report identifying multiple flaws in the way the Western Australian public sector manages injured employees, the State Auditor General has shown how quickly an employer can turn around its troubled return-to-work system and reduce its insurance costs.
Friday, 10 May 2013 1:56pm
Comcare has been granted special leave to appeal to the High Court against a decision to award workers' compensation to a Commonwealth employee who was injured while having s-x in her motel room on a work trip.
Friday, 10 May 2013 12:03pm
A worker who was sacked after taking several months of sick leave - due to an injury he sustained at another job - has had his unfair dismissal claim rejected.
Friday, 10 May 2013 10:35am
Workplace bullying victims will be required to seek advice from an "independent" agency before taking their case to the Fair Work Commission, under the Federal Coalition's new IR policy, which also includes a plan to "urgently" review the necessity of the Safe Rates Tribunal.
Thursday, 09 May 2013 3:45pm
Workers who are subjected to bullying and stress at work are more likely to have children and grandchildren with autism or cancer, and their employers could be held liable under the due diligence provisions of the model WHS Act, a new Australian white paper says.
Thursday, 09 May 2013 1:03pm
Measles alert issued after Qld worker diagnosed with the disease; WA regulator calls for safer approach after sixth agriculture death; and Western Australian workplace safety awards open.
Thursday, 09 May 2013 11:05am
Safe Work Australia will host free training and information sessions in 10 cities to help employers transition to the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). Also in this article, OHS Alert examines the progress of the safety prosecutions arising from the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy.