Victoria will introduce industrial manslaughter laws, Australia's highest maximum work safety fine of more than $16 million, and special workers' comp benefits for emergency workers, after Labor retained power in Saturday's State election.
> New WHS plan comes out of Dreamworld-prompted review; > Safety strategies target festivals and childcare in NSW and WA; > OHS amendments exempt mines from MHF rules in Vic; and > Best WHS systems and cultures announced in Tas.
> Suspected cause of crane tragedy revealed; > Employer charged over fatal engulfment, another fined $200k; > Companies accused of deception, directed to increase emergency staff; and > Electricity safety laws pass and guide released in Vic.
> Start date locked in for OHS-style environment laws in Vic; > Workplace fatality stats point to real people, SWA stresses; > Half of fatal work falls are from low heights; > Airbag and fire extinguisher alerts released; and > Qld pumps another $1m into Mates in Construction.
> First unsafe-cladding ban announced with $1.1m warning in NSW; > Mandatory minimum safe rates launched in Vic; > Fatigue management reminder issued by ONRSR; and > Four WHS action plans released in SA.