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Managers with overly "controlling, correcting and monitoring" leadership styles can erode workers' sense of safety responsibility and increase injuries, Swedish researchers say in a study with broad implications for managerial training.
A superior court has quashed a finding that a worker's psychiatric injury from being harassed by a supervisor at a train station isn't work-related because it occurred outside the workplace and after hours.
A supervisor whose purported "brain fade" exposed a teenage apprentice to the risk of serious burns and death, in a case of "high jinks gone wrong", has been convicted and fined for the most serious WHS offence of reckless conduct.
A PCBU could have complied with its duty to apply the hierarchy of risk controls through a simple and inexpensive purchasing decision, a court has found in fining the business over a teenage worker's serious injuries.
An appeals court has rejected an injured worker's renewed bid for damages and her claim that her employer should have implemented a supervisory and inspection regime to prevent her slipping on a grape.