Browsing: Authority/inspectorate (ACT)

MON
1:17PM

New safety standard tackles fatality hazard; and more

  • New standard tackles "one of the deadliest" workplace hazards;
  • WHS warnings follow carbon monoxide and vehicle incidents; and
  • Union issues cease-work advice for Sydney smoke and particles.
WED
3:56PM

WHS reforms announced for Workers' Memorial Day

The ACT Government has confirmed plans to transfer the offence of industrial manslaughter from the Crimes Act to its WHS laws, in a move that is likely to increase the maximum fine by millions of dollars.

TUE
3:31PM

Dickens cited in ruling on six-year work bullying case

After years of "almost farcical" proceedings, a judge has set a date for determining a worker's claim he was relentlessly bullied and tormented at his Canberra workplace, which was the subject of a major WHS probe and scathing findings.

FRI
3:36PM

Free workplace psychosocial risk assessment tool

Australia's "only validated psychosocial risk assessment survey" has been relaunched on a free digital platform, under an initiative jointly funded by the country's workplace health and safety regulators.

MON
1:31PM

Customer-death case; Another labour-hire fine; and more

  • Customer's death costs employer $500k;
  • Labour-hire fines increase to $370k, as fatality alerts issued; and
  • Seventy-seven WHS notices issued in troubled suburb.
THU
3:58PM

Exclusion-zone charges; Safety duties to visitors; more

  • Employer charged with fatal exclusion-zone breach;
  • Company contravened safety duties to workplace visitor; and
  • ACT work sites failing to learn from repeated safety blitzes.
WED
12:43PM

WHS clauses and PCBU guidance amended

Safe Work Australia has updated the model WHS Regulations and its guidance on the meaning of "person conducting a business or undertaking", while WHS provisions have been amended in NSW and South Australia, and the ACT has established a public register for reporting infringements by WHS licensees.

TUE
3:47PM

COVID plans urged; WHS Regulations amended; and more

  • Workplace COVID plans urged as restrictions ease in NSW;
  • Commonwealth WHS Regulations amended for GHS 7; and
  • Thirty-two WHS notices issued to ACT childcare centres.

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