A supervisor who decided a worker was hard to manage and "needed to be dealt with", traumatised and psychologically injured her by intimidating her during a counselling meeting, the Federal Court has confirmed on appeal.
A Sydney Trains worker was not shown which areas of a worksite were protected from passing traffic before he was fatally struck by a train, a court has found in convicting and fining his employer for two breaches of a national safety law.
The widow of a worker who contracted a rare disorder at work in 1986, and died from a similarly rare condition 30 years later, has been denied $400,000 in death benefits because of a gap in the scientific literature on the link between the conditions.
NSW's WHS laws are likely to be amended to prescribe an exposure limit for diesel emissions if Safe Work Australia declines to add diesel to the workplace exposure standards. Meanwhile, a regulator has warned that 50 per cent of respirable dust exceedances result from maintenance cleaning.
An employer that allowed a substation where a double fatality occurred to be used as a storeroom has been fined for access and egress breaches, while the Department of Defence has been charged with three category 2 WHS breaches, after a man's leg was amputated.
A union and two organisers attempted to pressure an employer to continue providing work to an injured delegate by making "bogus" safety complaints about manual handling training and rescue kits at three sites, a court has found.