Browsing: Authority/inspectorate (SA)

TUE
3:40PM

WHS and EO amendments crucial for harassment: EOC

Employers will have an explicit positive duty to eliminate workplace s-xual harassment and discrimination, under laws flagged in response to the latest major review of the issue. The review identified barriers to tackling harassment "through a WHS lens".

MON
12:22PM

Employer fined $100k; Eighty-four notices issued; more

  • Employer fined $100k after non-working riders injured;
  • Regulators issue 84 notices under ongoing blitzes; and
  • Employers must check surfaces for fragile spots.
TUE
11:51AM

Stroke death rightly linked to work twist: bench majority

A tribunal full bench majority has upheld an "intuitive reasoning" finding that a worker's fatal stroke was caused by him turning his head at work, and connected to his employment.

TUE
11:25AM

Mandatory workplace masks; New WHS Minister; more

  • Workplace masks mandatory for "circuit breaker" lockdown;
  • Cash to oversee WHS again; and
  • Guide to electing HSRs for "multi-PCBU" groups released.
MON
11:50AM

Woolworths fined for equipment safety "blind spot"

A supermarket giant has been convicted of WHS offences after a "blind spot" in its inspection and maintenance regime allowed degraded equipment to fall on a worker, inflicting multiple fractures.

WED
2:24PM

Effective WHS frameworks prevent harassment: review

Preventing workplace s-xual harassment hinges on WHS frameworks that shift "the obligation from victims reporting harassment to employers managing risk" - a PCBU duty receiving increasing attention from safety regulators, the review of harassment in the South Australian Parliament has shown.


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