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.
A 20 to 30 per cent chance of an injured worker requiring surgery for work injuries in the future meets the definition of "likely", a tribunal full bench has found in rejecting a regulator's fight against liability for two future surgeries.
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.
Many workers who perform ground support tasks for mobile elevating work platforms have not been trained in emergency descent procedures, a WHS regulator has found in a campaign triggered by a fatality inquest. The regulator has also revealed its expectations around ladder use.