A man has been prosecuted for threatening to kill a WHS inspector, while a safety regulator has issued a special forklift warning for the Christmas period, and another regulator has launched an anti-violence blitz.
In a case prompting renewed calls for industrial manslaughter laws, a PCBU that failed to comply with its own safety management manual or apply available controls has been convicted over a death, while another employer has been fined over a painter's fatal fall.
Work stressors are the most common causes of poor sleep quality in workers, but they can reverse their sleep difficulties by increasing their physical activity levels, according to European researchers.
A company director breached WHS laws in failing to adopt special "team handling" measures - outlined in a Code of Practice - for a task requiring workers to apply "high force" for more than 30 seconds, a judge has found.
A union official's high Fair Work fine (and second personal payment order) is more modest than it might have been, with the Federal Court agreeing that at the time of his offences, it was unclear whether he needed a permit to enter a site at the request of a health and safety representative.
A worker whose eye was punctured by a screw has unsuccessfully argued that his employer breached its duty of care in failing to do more than provide safety glasses to mitigate the risk of eye injuries.
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