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 that failed to identify the risks posed by a damaged footpath outside a worksite has become the second entity to be convicted over the death of an elderly man in a mobility scooter crash, and been handed a significant penalty.
NSW's WHS laws are likely to be amended to prescribe an exposure limit for diesel emissions if Safe Work Australia declines to add diesel to the workplace exposure standards. Meanwhile, a regulator has warned that 50 per cent of respirable dust exceedances result from maintenance cleaning.
A worker who developed a debilitating lung condition five months after being exposed to the Hazelwood Mine fire, has been awarded medical expenses and weekly payments because of the short period of time between his exposure and the onset of his condition.
A union and two organisers attempted to pressure an employer to continue providing work to an injured delegate by making "bogus" safety complaints about manual handling training and rescue kits at three sites, a court has found.
An employer that disregarded the recommendations of its own risk assessments for three years in a row has been handed a "mid-range" WHS fine, which probably would have been higher if it wasn't in liquidation.
Woolworths Ltd has escaped prosecution for category 2 WHS breaches, relating to the death of a man who was run over while sleeping in one of its loading docks, after promising to spend nearly $1.8 million on improving back docks, installing defibrillators and other safety initiatives.