Wednesday, 24 April 2013 2:48pm
A South Australian police prosecutor, who claims he contracted Hepatitis C in a work incident nearly 25 years ago, has had his workers' comp claim upheld. Also in this article, an employer has been fined for failing to fit a machine with an interlock guard.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 1:28pm
In a case that provides clear examples of how company directors can ensure safe work methods are adhered to - and avoid prosecution - the Western Australian Court of Appeal has restored the original fines imposed on two directors and a business after a workplace death.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 3:20pm
With the model WHS Act requiring company officers to keep abreast of emerging issues, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has released a timely report on the possible risks associated with "green jobs".
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 2:09pm
A Tasmanian who failed to comply with a Code of Practice when performing asbestos-removal work has been found in breach of the WHS Regulations.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:13pm
The Fair Work Commission has ordered the reinstatement of two highly experienced electricians, after it found their employer failed to provide regular refresher training on its lock-out tag-out procedures.
Monday, 22 April 2013 3:57pm
Western Australian employer fined over death after string of drum explosions; Employers urged to train young workers to voice OHS concerns; Workplace flu vaccinations critical with epidemic looming; South Australian workers urged to promote OHS in online campaign; and Tasmanian safety awards open.
Monday, 22 April 2013 12:45pm
An employer that inspected a ladder and found it was safe and secure - immediately before it broke and injured a worker - isn't liable for the worker's injuries, the Queensland Supreme Court has ruled.
Friday, 19 April 2013 3:55pm
Untrained height-safety installers exposing employers to risks; Vehicles linked to 11 work deaths in a month as SWA toll climbs; and Traffic management alert issued after 10 workers killed by mobile plant.
Friday, 19 April 2013 2:26pm
A Sydney casino employee, who claimed he sustained a compensable journey injury when he was hit by a car on his way home from work, has been denied workers' compensation, after the WCC found he interrupted his journey by stopping at a bar to drink alcohol.
Friday, 19 April 2013 12:48pm
A major upheaval of the new process for prosecuting alleged OHS offenders in NSW has been averted, after a judge rejected an employer's claim that the District Court has no jurisdiction to deal with OHS matters.