John Holland Pty Ltd has been granted permission to enter a $1.2 million enforceable undertaking in lieu of prosecution over a worker's seven-metre fall through a hole on a major infrastructure project, and will develop a freely available virtual reality app for identifying height risks.
A major employer has entered an enforceable undertaking, with an estimated spend of up to $750,000, after being accused of fitness-for-work breaches and other contraventions relating to the death of a truck driver, whose vehicle crashed through a barrier and plummeted 13 metres.
The CSIRO has committed nearly $3.3 million to workplace safety rectifications and undertakings, in lieu of prosecution over an explosion, in the first enforceable undertaking accepted under the Commonwealth WHS Act.
Telstra is revising its health and safety requirements for contractors, after one of three safety-related research projects - undertaken as part of an enforceable undertaking - advised the telco to make its HSE framework and other safety documents available to third-party contractors who might work on its assets.
In this update, OHS Alert examines all the important OHS and workers' comp legislative changes made in the second quarter of 2013. We also recap the most significant court and tribunal rulings and other developments in each jurisdiction.
No employer wants to face court after a workplace safety incident, but the alternative is far from an easy option. In this article, a safety regulator outlines the steps involved in agreeing to an enforceable undertaking.
Australian Air Express (AaE) has released a research report - as part of an enforceable undertaking that required it to provide the report to OHS Alert - containing 32 recommendations on how to enhance safety leadership and involve staff in developing safety management systems.