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MON
3:56PM

WHS sanction imposed in Australian first

A company that was fined for WHS contraventions, on an incident-strewn infrastructure project, has been temporarily banned from tendering for Commonwealth-funded work, in a national first.

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".

TUE
3:19PM

Are key SWMS messages getting through to workers?

In a $586,000 WHS undertaking, a PCBU has launched a research study into effectively communicating the key "high-risk messages" in safe work method statements, following an incident resulting from SWMS-compliance failures on the first working day of the year in 2018.

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
12:03PM

Engineers fined $225k over WHS computer breach

A PCBU has been fine $225,000, after its failure to perform computer modelling to verify hand calculations led to a crane tower collapsing onto a building, exposing three workers to the risk of death.

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.

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