Browsing: Authority/inspectorate (VIC)

FRI
10:00AM

Regulator's recovery case beaten by own OHS evidence

A regulator has failed to recover injury payments from a workplace occupier accused of negligently causing the injury, after one of the regulator's inspectors filed a report saying the allegedly unsafe area of the site was in "adequate condition".

MON
3:43PM

Health monitoring breaches penalised by courts

An employer has been fined after a random safety inspection found a worker had been provided with the wrong type of respirator for a hazardous substance, and hadn't undergone health monitoring. Another company was recently fined for failing to comply with a monitoring-related improvement notice.

MON
12:08PM

Young worker ignored in one of many powerline incidents

In a film produced for toolbox talks and pre-shift meetings, a young worker has explained how his boss disregarded his safety concerns in the moments before they were nearly killed by a powerline. The boss was later fined for safety breaches. Some 1,500km away, regulators have issued warnings after a spate of work-related powerline incidents, including a fatality.

MON
1:17PM

New safety standard tackles fatality hazard; and more

  • New standard tackles "one of the deadliest" workplace hazards;
  • WHS warnings follow carbon monoxide and vehicle incidents; and
  • Union issues cease-work advice for Sydney smoke and particles.
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.
MON
3:58PM

Safety changes coming after latest harassment review

Work health and safety laws are on the verge of being amended to explicitly prohibit s-xual harassment, as part of the Victorian Government's response to a major review of widespread harassment in the State's court workplaces.

THU
12:34PM

Provider breached OHS duty to at-risk man, fined $340k

A major public healthcare provider has been convicted and fined $340,000 for breaching workplace health and safety laws in failing to identify and control a suicide risk to a patient.

MON
3:00PM

Two employers fined over safety consultation flaws

A labour-hire company and a host employer have both been fined for safety failures relating to unguarded plant, with a court outlining the measures the former could have taken to prevent an injury and prosecution.

TUE
2:24PM

Man fined for COVID breaches; Director convicted; more

  • Business owner fined heavily for COVID breaches;
  • Employer and director fined over bypassed safety mechanisms; and
  • Vic opens safety awards, reveals financial results and issues fatality alert.

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