Browsing: Enforceable undertakings (ACT)

WED
12:18PM

Modest EUs accepted after amputations, asbestos incident

A PCBU accused of failing to take steps to prevent a worker's fingers being amputated, and another that allegedly failed to comply with its own asbestos-removal plan, have been allowed to enter low-spend WHS undertakings in lieu of prosecution.

MON
1:46PM

Big OHS fines halved as "out of kilter" ruling quashed

A company director has successfully argued his safety breaches didn't warrant the near-record fine imposed on him, with an appeals court finding he had been negligent rather than reckless. Meanwhile, a number of employers have been charged and entered undertakings after a child was killed and a young trainee fell six metres.

TUE
1:27PM

PCBU commits $10m with record-breaking WHS EU

A government employer has smashed WHS undertaking records with its $10 million-plus commitment to rectifications and enforceable safety initiatives, after poor controls led to a number of workers being injured in violent incidents.

MON
2:33PM

Alleged notice breach leads to $300k EU; and more

  • Three hundred thousand reasons to comply with a WHS notice;
  • Regulator issues fatality alert, investigates confined space death; and
  • PC's mental health probe to examine workplaces.
MON
2:54PM

PCBU enters $300k EU; Company endangers public; more

  • PCBU enters $300k WHS undertaking;
  • Employer failed to protect public from falling objects; and
  • Workers killed and seriously injured by vehicles and falls.
WED
3:52PM

First ACT employer enters EU under model WHS laws

An employer will spend $625,000 on a web-based induction platform and other safety initiatives as part of the first enforceable undertaking accepted under the ACT's mirror WHS Act.


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