Browsing: Authority/inspectorate (ACT)


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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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