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 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 coronial inquest has found a worker's death could have been prevented by simple and inexpensive actions like proactively maintaining personal protective equipment, which, among other things, sends a clear message to workers on the importance of using PPE.
An importer and its director have been fined $1.2 million for multiple category 2 safety breaches, after they failed to ensure their products complied with Australian Standards, and a woman was electrocuted.