Australia's fatigue management laws are not stopping fatigued workers from driving heavy vehicles, and must be amended to address shift structures and other factors that increase the risk, according to a paper informing the new Heavy Vehicle National Law.
A court has upheld a decision quashing a PCBU's category 2 WHS charges, after hearing a worker's actions in crossing a painted line and entering an exclusion zone in the moments before his death were irrational and contrary to explicit, repeated instructions.
A worker who was accused of misusing confidential information and had her security pass and work phone confiscated in a meeting with her supervisor, is entitled to compensation for a stress injury, a court has confirmed.
A tribunal has affirmed that dissatisfaction with employer-provided rehabilitation programs does not excuse the failure of injured workers to comply with them, in denying a "resistant" worker a new program with her preferred hours.
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.