Monday, 15 April 2013 2:07pm
A South Australian worker with a reputation for practical jokes has had his unfair dismissal claim rejected, after the IRC found he wrote and sent an inappropriate email from a colleague's email account.
Monday, 15 April 2013 12:14pm
OHS regulators and police in NSW, Queensland and Victoria are investigating a construction death, two fatalities involving quad bikes, a mining incident that left a man a quadriplegic, and a manufacturing incident that left a woman with serious crush injuries.
Friday, 12 April 2013 3:56pm
Worker who claimed urine tests weren't best practice was fairly sacked; and OHS complaints led to unfair dismissal, worker awarded $35k.
Friday, 12 April 2013 2:52pm
Workplace inspections conducted by OHS regulators make managers think about safety and help employers reduce their injury costs, a new Safe Work Australia study on regulatory interventions has found.
Friday, 12 April 2013 12:25pm
A Queensland care provider has committed to spend nearly $400,000 - in lieu of prosecution - on training workers in manual handling and on other safety initiatives, after an elderly resident sustained serious injuries.
Thursday, 11 April 2013 3:27pm
A former safety representative who removed a machine's safety switch, and neglected to tell anyone, has had his unfair dismissal claim rejected.
Thursday, 11 April 2013 2:21pm
Heavy vehicle drivers feel forced to skip breaks and take stimulants; SISA awards open; and Essential safety news from Victoria and five other jurisdictions.
Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:46pm
A Commonwealth employee who was injured when she fell on a concrete pathway next to her work building has been awarded workers' compensation. Also in this article, an injured postie who opted for part-time work has lost her workers' comp benefits.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 3:32pm
A NSW worker, who was injured when she took a foreseeable - but low - risk in attempting to step across a puddle to access her workplace, has been awarded more than $1.3 million in damages.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 2:28pm
Western Australia's average workers' compensation premium rate will be reduced for 2013-14, after increasing three times over the last two financial years.