The Fair Work Commission has highlighted the importance of employers adhering to appropriate Australian Standards for drug testing, in upholding a company's dismissal of a worker who tested positive for cannabis.
A supervisor who failed to provide safe access to a workplace has been charged with a category 2 breach of the WHS Act, after a FIFO worker drowned, while two companies have been charged over an incident involving inherited safety procedures and head injuries.
A worker "caught up in a series of unfortunate events", like being accused of conspiring with her husband to bomb an Australian consulate and threatened by police in Zimbabwe, has been awarded workers' compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder.
A coronial inquest has found that WHS offences "may have been committed" in connection with the death of a worker in a 66-metre fall, after rejecting a regulator's finding that such workers weren't required to hold high-risk work licences.
A leading occupational heat stress consultant has warned that workers in hot conditions are often told to drink tepid fluids to rehydrate, when they should be provided with more palatable chilled options encouraging consumption.