NSW Labor says it will introduce industrial manslaughter laws, double SafeWork's compliance functions and make it harder for employers to conduct covert surveillance of injured workers, if it wins this weekend's State election.
Employers providing workers with mindfulness training to combat stress need to ensure leaders are also accessing the program, to get the most out of their investment, icare says. The insurer has also identified a number of steps employers can take to reduce the impact of customer abuse.
An employer responded to a serious incident by introducing a "personal awareness tool" and other practical measures to prevent forklifts entering pedestrian areas, it has revealed in an article produced under the terms of a WHS undertaking.
An employer has lost its appeal against a $180,000 WHS fine, unsuccessfully arguing the sentencing judge failed to properly take into account the fact that its employees failed to apply its safe systems of work.
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A PCBU engaged to service a building maintenance unit (BMU) knew the unit was years overdue for a major inspection, and should have "prompted" its client to commission one, a court has found in fining the PCBU $300,000.
A PCBU that could have mitigated fatal risks "without cost" has been fined $180,000 over a young worker's death, and ordered to publish a notice in newspapers detailing its failure to enforce the use of personal protective equipment.
A court has detailed workplace arrangements that could amount to the impermissible delegation of WHS duties imposed on officers, in ordering a prosecutor to re-plead its allegations against a company director.