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.
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 3:42pm
A recent NSW Court of Appeal decision shows that non-Commonwealth licensees can still be found liable under state workers' compensation schemes for injuries caused by a "gradual process", according to a Curwoods Lawyers report.
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 1:21pm
A security officer who claimed his psychological injury was caused by a co-worker's aggressive behaviour has had his workers' comp claim dismissed, after the Queensland IRC found his condition arose from his mistaken belief that managers failed to act on his concerns.
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:39am
As NSW transitions OHS prosecutions away from the Industrial Relations Commission, the ACT has started the process of establishing an Industrial Court to deter unsafe work practices.
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 3:41pm
An independent report on New Zealand's "ineffective" OHS regime - prompted by the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy - has called for the adoption of the Australian concept of the PCBU, and outlined 13 "prerequisites" for a high-functioning safety regulatory system.
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 1:30pm
An employer that was given the green light - by a government official - to work in a hazardous area, was not entitled to assume that its workers would be safe, the ACT Supreme Court has found.
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:54am
Alert issued after portable work toilet thrown 50 metres in whirlwind; New WA DMP inspectors appointed as NSW issues mine alerts and asbestos guide; and SWA releases latest monthly fatality report.
Monday, 06 May 2013 3:53pm
A NSW employer that failed to ensure a contractor conducted a daily risk assessment while dismantling plant has been fined $100,000, after a worker's right leg was amputated just below the knee.
Monday, 06 May 2013 2:56pm
ACT confirms premium hikes; and Seven jurisdictions committed to asbestos-eradication plan, says Shorten.