Browsing: Dangerous substances

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.

WED
11:31AM

Budget targets workplace s-xual harassment, asbestos

Employers covered by the Commonwealth WHS Act will receive training on preventing workplace s-xual harassment, under one of a string of safety-related measures included in the Federal Government's 2021-22 budget, delivered last night.

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
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.
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.
WED
12:55PM

Global company downs tools and groups issue manslaughter demands for world safety day

A global employer will down tools and conduct meetings on minimising occupational cancer risks, for World Day for Safety and Health at Work today. World safety day has also prompted renewed calls for Australia-wide industrial manslaughter provisions and an accelerated response to the review of the model WHS laws.

MON
3:51PM

Individual faces two reckless WHS conduct charges

A man who allegedly failed to act on a first-aid assessment of a teenage worker's severe burns could be jailed for up to five years, after being charged with two category-1 WHS offences.

FRI
3:30PM

Mine firefighting work caused autoimmune lung disease

A superior court has confirmed that the debilitating lung condition suffered by a worker who spent 14 weeks working to contain the Hazelwood Mine fire was caused by his employment.


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