A company accused of breaching safety laws, in failing to conduct monthly inspections of scaffolding, has responded to a fall by employing an OHS compliance officer, overhauling its OHS register and entering a $55,000 undertaking.
A commission full bench has quashed a ruling that a worker's dismissal, after a spate of inappropriate and aggressive altercations with his supervisors and co-workers, was harsh because the employer knew he had mental health issues.
More than 300 high-risk workplaces will be targeted, work processes will be banned and workers' comp laws could be overhauled, under "unprecedented" silica-dust strategies unveiled in Victoria. Meanwhile, regulators have issued warnings after a series of life-threatening crane incidents and fatalities.
A business manager who used profane and belittling language when speaking to a worker has been fined for bullying the man, in the latest of a series of safety and workers' comp cases against the business.