WED
2:25PM

Eliminating psychosocial hazards cuts major safety risks

Managing psychosocial risks is critical not only to prevent mental health injuries but the occurrence of "major accidents", new guidance material from a WHS regulator has stressed.

WED
11:21AM

Full Court confirms host's right to ban "unsafe" worker

A full Federal Court has upheld a ruling in favour of a company that was "aggrieved" by an unfair dismissal case that it was not directly involved in, but required an allegedly unsafe labour-hire worker to be reassigned to its premises.

TUE
3:46PM

Assumption precedes fatality and multiple prosecutions

A workplace's multiple safety failings, which preceded a new worker's death, and led to several safety prosecutions, included that an assumption was made that the worker was familiar with the site's practices because of his experience at a similar location, a new report on the incident shows.

MON
1:31PM

WHS consultation duties explained in COVID vaccine case

A five-member Fair Work Commission bench has detailed activities that do and do not constitute consultation with the meaning of the model WHS laws, in finding BHP failed to properly consult its workers before imposing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate at one of its NSW sites.

MON
12:02PM

High Court ruling defeats worker's pain claim

A major employer's liability for the aggravation of a worker's back injury ceased when the work-related component of her condition resolved, a tribunal has ruled in referring to a High Court judgment, and rejecting the worker's claim that looking down at work contributed to her incapacity.

FRI
3:51PM

Defibrillators installed in 100 work vehicles; and more

  • Defibrillators installed in 100 work vehicles, Tas updates COVID WHS tips;
  • Site controller charged over customer's car wash death; and
  • Entire supply chain targeted in vehicle safety campaign.

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