Browsing: Enforceable undertakings (QLD)

THU
3:45PM

Appeals court rejects bid to enter EU after fatality

An employer has lost its latest bid to enter a fatality-related WHS undertaking, with an appeals court upholding a finding that the fatal risks were clearly foreseeable.

THU
1:00PM

Alleged SWMS breaches lead to major OHSMS overhaul

A local council has agreed to spend more than $410,000 on safety rectifications to avoid prosecution for breaches of WHS regulations on safe work method statements, which carry maximum fines of just $30,000 each.

FRI
3:53PM

Supreme Court upholds rejection of WHS EU bid

A superior court has upheld the rejection of an employer's bid to enter a WHS undertaking in lieu of prosecution, after hearing that the relevant incident involved a fatality, and workers regularly accessed the hazardous area where the death occurred.

FRI
12:42PM

Employers introduce 10 safety steps to avoid prosecution

Two employers have committed to taking a total of 10 steps to reduce the risks of working with plant and equipment, after two machine operators were seriously injured in unguarded plant.

WED
3:58PM

New safety Standard and other initiatives promised in EUs

Two employers will spend nearly $440,000 on developing a new Australian Standard and numerous other safety initiatives, after entering into enforceable undertakings relating to a forklift injury and hair entanglement.

MON
1:01PM

Workers told to cease unsafe tasks under WHS EU

An employer has introduced a "stop the job" safety policy as part of a $230,000 enforceable undertaking under Queensland's harmonised WHS Act.

TUE
11:50AM

Thiess enters third Airport Link undertaking after death

Thiess Pty Ltd has entered into its third enforceable undertaking - and escaped prosecution - relating to the incident-ridden construction of Brisbane's Airport Link, this time after a worker was killed.

WED
3:46PM

Third employer to enter EU under mirror WHS laws

In only the third case of its type, a Queensland employer has entered a $200,000 enforceable undertaking under the mirror WHS laws, after two workers were injured when a tyre exploded.

WED
12:05PM

Employer enters second EU after asbestos scare

A Queensland employer has entered into its second enforceable undertaking, in lieu of prosecution, in just over a year - this time after its workers were potentially exposed to asbestos fibres.


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