Employer fined for WHS notification ignorance, worker fined for not refusing unsafe task

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
A PCBU has been fined for failing to report a head knock to a regulator, while a worker who should have refused his employer's request to carry out unsafe work has been fined over a co-worker's injuries, and a man has been penalised for his "disgraceful" asbestos breaches.

Four WHS demands issued by gender equality groups

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
The Federal Government must amend WHS laws to ensure employers have an explicit duty to tackle s-xual harassment and create a new complaints process, the ACTU and women's rights organisations have demanded in a statement criticising the Government's response to S-x Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins' Respect@Work report.


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