Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:51am
A return-to-work plan must be proposed to an injured worker and his or her doctor before it is formally introduced, the South Australian WCT has ruled, in finding an employer implemented a worker's plan with "undue haste", aggravating his psych injury.
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 3:58pm
A UK report on Australia's Montara oil spill and other disasters has outlined the best way for employers to avoid the scrutiny of safety regulators - "by doing all we can to incorporate best available technology and practice into our operations".
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 2:27pm
The decision to formalise a casual performance management process didn't fall within the definition of workplace bullying - even if it humiliated a worker, the Federal Court has found in quashing an AAT decision.
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:38pm
In this article, OHS Alert points readers to the latest health and safety developments, safety alerts, guidance material, upcoming seminars and more, from all of Australia's nine safety jurisdictions.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 3:57pm
A safety incident has just occurred at your workplace. What happens next? OHS lawyer Michael Selinger has outlined the numerous steps employers should take immediately following an incident.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 2:15pm
Australian Air Express (AaE) has released a research report - as part of an enforceable undertaking that required it to provide the report to OHS Alert - containing 32 recommendations on how to enhance safety leadership and involve staff in developing safety management systems.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 12:10pm
A worker who was seriously injured while surfing before work has been denied workers' compensation, after the NSW WCC found he wasn't "encouraged or induced" by his employer to use its paddle boards.
Monday, 27 May 2013 3:56pm
Design problems behind one in three OHS incidents: NOPSEMA; and Queensland's 2013-14 average premium rate announced.
Monday, 27 May 2013 2:04pm
An injured worker who was sacked for refusing to "constructively participate" in the return-to-work process has had her unfair dismissal claim rejected.
Monday, 27 May 2013 12:34pm
The NSW WHS mining Bill, introduced to Parliament on Thursday night, meets the high regulatory standards recommended by the New Zealand Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy, according to State Resources and Energy Minister Chris Hartcher.