Browsing: Authority/inspectorate (SA)

MON
11:31AM

Admin controls "never enough" to control risk

Administrative safety controls over-rely on workers' judgement, leave no room for inadvertence or inattention, and are "never enough" on their own, a court has found in convicting an employer over crush injuries.

FRI
2:17PM

Iconic company enters WHS undertaking after amputation

A famous Australian bootmaker has designed new tools and committed to adopting AS/NZS 45001:2018, with regular compliance audits, under an enforceable undertaking, after a worker with no experience with a new material had a finger amputated.

TUE
2:31PM

Injured worker not required to prove 51% surgery odds

Assessing the "likelihood" of an injured worker requiring a procedure is not a "more likely than not" determination, a tribunal has found in upholding a worker's bid for future surgery costs.

THU
3:47PM

Pre-start checks would have averted WHS convictions

A PCBU and its director could have prevented an inexperienced worker's serious spinal injuries, and avoided their WHS convictions, through simple pre-start checks, a regulator has revealed.

THU
12:36PM

Employer fined $102k; "Top 10" chemicals targeted; more

  • Employer fined $102k over work basket detachment;
  • "Top 10 hazardous chemicals" targeted by NSW guidance; and
  • Regulators issue asbestos warnings, target illegal imports.

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