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.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 12:13pm
In a case that examines what constitutes an "aid" or "appliance" under workers' compensation legislation, the Federal Court has found an injured worker isn't entitled to be compensated for the costs of a modified motor vehicle.
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 3:49pm
In this update, OHS Alert revisits all the important OHS and workers' compensation legislative changes made in the first quarter of 2013. We also recap the most significant court and tribunal rulings and other developments in each jurisdiction.