Browsing: Authority/inspectorate (National)

THU
3:55PM

Fatal seizure attributable to night shift work

A worker's epilepsy-related death was materially contributed to by his late-night shift work and sleep deprivation, a tribunal has ruled in finding his widow is entitled to $400,000 in death benefits.

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
12:36PM

New workplace COVID vaccine rules; Lightning death; more

  • COVID vaccines mandated for multiple Qld sectors, visiting workers;
  • Lightning-related WHS duties outlined after fatality; and
  • WHS activities affected by COVID: major SWA report.
TUE
12:27PM

"Racial" comments on messy workplace attract low fine

A union has been issued "low mid-range" fines, after two of its officials used foul language and made "racial" remarks about the "third world" over trip hazards at a messy worksite. A court rejected a regulator's bid for a high penalty, which relied on "generic" references to past industrial breaches.

MON
3:49PM

Manslaughter Bill passes LC; Standard commences; more

  • Industrial manslaughter Bill introduced to NSW Lower House;
  • New solar safety Standard commences with transitional provisions; and
  • Offshore laws with "modified" WHS provisions pass Parliament.

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