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.
SafeWork SA has accepted a $677,000 enforceable undertaking (EU) from one of two major employers charged with WHS offences, after a worker died from being trapped in a walk-in freezer at a police training facility.
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 committed to spending more than $500,000 on promoting truck safety and developing mental health tools, after a contractor suffered fatal head injuries cleaning a vehicle outside the designated area.
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.