A company director has successfully argued his safety breaches didn't warrant the near-record fine imposed on him, with an appeals court finding he had been negligent rather than reckless. Meanwhile, a number of employers have been charged and entered undertakings after a child was killed and a young trainee fell six metres.
A government employer has smashed WHS undertaking records with its $10 million-plus commitment to rectifications and enforceable safety initiatives, after poor controls led to a number of workers being injured in violent incidents.
A labour-hire company that failed to conduct risk assessments at a host workplace has entered an OHS undertaking in lieu of prosecution, in a move that could affect the viability of the business in Victoria under the State's new licensing scheme.
The wishes of a killed worker's family underpinned a safety regulator's decision to accept a $968,000 enforceable undertaking (EU) in lieu of a category 2 WHS prosecution, the regulator's chief executive has told OHS Alert.