A major employer accused of exposing a travelling salesperson to the risk of serious injury or death has committed more than $5.3 million to safety rectifications and enforceable undertakings, including a strategy aimed at preventing members of the public from placing themselves in the "line of fire" of work vehicles.
A major employer in the health sector is implementing a "kiosk system" with status alerts to monitor contractors and safety performance, as part of a WHS undertaking relating to the death of a newborn baby and severe injuries sustained by another.
A second PCBU has entered into a WHS undertaking after a worker caught on fire at a site's refuelling facility, taking the total undertaking and rectification spend by the two companies to more than $2.5 million.
A PCBU has entered a $200,000 undertaking, in lieu of prosecution relating to the death of a customer's employee, in a case that examined the temporal and geographical limitations of the WHS duty to "other persons".
A PCBU has committed more than $1 million to integrating a disparate "mix" of work management and paper-based safety processes into a digital contractor management platform, after a worker fell seven metres at a client's site.
A PCBU has entered a record $1.1 million WHS undertaking, which includes engineering upgrades to refuelling facilities, after a worker was burned in a diesel fire, while a regulator has released an animation on how to avoid such an incident.
A major employer has committed more than $1 million to safety undertakings, like training workers to identify and manage hazards that arise with workplace change, after a contract worker was crushed. The contractor's employer was recently found guilty of WHS offences relating to the incident.
A multi-state PCBU has committed nearly $1 million to creating a steering committee to oversee safety at a national level and other undertakings, after a falling concrete beam nearly caused a scaffold collapse on a major construction site. Meanwhile, another employer has committed $387,000 to developing safety resources for workers with limited English after an employee was seriously injured.
An ASX-listed PCBU accused of failing to eliminate or minimise traffic risks, in the lead up to a fatality, has been permitted to enter a $1.5 million enforceable undertaking in lieu of prosecution for category 2 WHS breaches.