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.
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.
Two related PCBUs have committed to spending more than $500,000 on WHS undertakings and regulator costs, after a worker sustained disabling injuries while pressure testing an allegedly unsuitable brand of pipe.
Two major employers have entered enforceable undertakings totalling $636,000 - with one already spending $500,000 on rectifications - after workers were potentially exposed to hazardous respiratory environments.