Browsing: Authority/inspectorate (NSW)

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.

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.

FRI
2:11PM

Apprentice injured in superior's absence, director fined

A PCBU and its director have been fined $150,000 and $15,000 respectively, after unsupervised apprentices were allocated a high-risk task, which injured one of them, when a qualified technician took sick leave.

MON
12:03PM

Engineers fined $225k over WHS computer breach

A PCBU has been fine $225,000, after its failure to perform computer modelling to verify hand calculations led to a crane tower collapsing onto a building, exposing three workers to the risk of death.

THU
3:57PM

Unassessed solvent used before death; and more

  • Unassessed solvent used before death, employer fined;
  • WHS charge follows installation failings; and
  • WHS regulator expresses dismay at latest forklift incident.
TUE
1:58PM

Consultation vital for psychosocial risk assessment tool

Sitting down with workers to hear their experiences of psychosocial hazards, and what they want done about them, is a critical part of minimising physical and psychological harm, according to a senior safety inspector.

WED
12:47PM

Resilient systems urged for world safety day; and much more

  • Invest in "resilient OHS systems" for world safety day;
  • SWA guidance extended to work on public roads;
  • Comments sought on proposed WHS amendments in NSW; and
  • Forklift-stability warning issued after two incidents.
MON
1:04PM

WHS fines top $320k in latest multi-prosecution case

A PCBU that endangered "other persons" by allowing an unqualified worker to perform high-risk crane work has been convicted and fined $170,000, in the latest of a series of cases involving the prosecution of multiple duty holders.


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