Browsing: Authority/inspectorate news

MON
3:56PM

WHS sanction imposed in Australian first

A company that was fined for WHS contraventions, on an incident-strewn infrastructure project, has been temporarily banned from tendering for Commonwealth-funded work, in a national first.

MON
2:17PM

Man faces $1.2m WHS fine after amusement incident

An individual could be fined up to $1.2 million, after being charged with multiple WHS breaches relating to corroded critical components and an amusement ride incident that injured two passengers.

MON
11:48AM

"Impressive" rectifications reduce confined space fine

A narrated video presentation tendered in the NSW District Court outlining a wide range of improvements to safety procedures has helped a PCBU reduce its WHS penalty, in relation to an 18-year-old employee passing out in a confined space.

FRI
1:54PM

1,222 COVID claims lodged, many for mental injuries

Safe Work Australia's latest "snapshot" of COVID-19-related workers' compensation claims shows that while a quarter of all COVID claims are for psychological issues, nearly all of the claims in one industry involve mental health.

FRI
10:00AM

Regulator's recovery case beaten by own OHS evidence

A regulator has failed to recover injury payments from a workplace occupier accused of negligently causing the injury, after one of the regulator's inspectors filed a report saying the allegedly unsafe area of the site was in "adequate condition".

WED
3:47PM

SWMS missing and irrelevant to fatal task

An employer with a "useless" safe work method statement has been fined for five workplace safety breaches, after a young worker was killed by an unsecured concrete panel.

WED
11:31AM

Budget targets workplace s-xual harassment, asbestos

Employers covered by the Commonwealth WHS Act will receive training on preventing workplace s-xual harassment, under one of a string of safety-related measures included in the Federal Government's 2021-22 budget, delivered last night.

TUE
3:19PM

Are key SWMS messages getting through to workers?

In a $586,000 WHS undertaking, a PCBU has launched a research study into effectively communicating the key "high-risk messages" in safe work method statements, following an incident resulting from SWMS-compliance failures on the first working day of the year in 2018.

MON
3:43PM

Health monitoring breaches penalised by courts

An employer has been fined after a random safety inspection found a worker had been provided with the wrong type of respirator for a hazardous substance, and hadn't undergone health monitoring. Another company was recently fined for failing to comply with a monitoring-related improvement notice.


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