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MON
2:09PM

Company bypassed Code of Practice and safety policies

A development company that disregarded a Code of Practice and its own procedures, apparently to save two hours of work, has been fined for safety breaches.

THU
2:08PM

No breach found in storing undelivered stock on ground

An employer's system of storing stock on the ground in its busy warehouse made commercial and operative sense and was not negligent for a number of reasons, an appeals court has confirmed in rejecting an injured worker's claim for damages.

TUE
3:47PM

WHS EWP guide clarifies need for spotters, safety duties

Elevating work platforms have been linked to hundreds of workplace injuries and a string of fatalities, with incidents resulting from structural failures, collisions and poor ventilation, Safe Work Australia has warned in releasing new guidance on the hazardous equipment.

WED
12:52PM

Rapid antigen testing crucial for WHS; and more

  • Rapid antigen tests key to workplace safety and reopening: ACCI; and
  • Mass breaches and speeding targeted by safety regulator.
FRI
3:47PM

Lack of refresher training leads to pinning and prosecution

An employer that failed to re-induct or provide refresher training to a worker, when he was transferred to a different department, has been fined for safety breaches, after the man was struck by a 2.3-tonne load in a forklift incident.

FRI
3:51PM

Inquiry blames "safety crisis" on big companies, pay rates

Regulatory strategies aimed at curbing drug use, speeding and driving while fatigued in the heavy vehicle sector are doing little to address the systemic causes of this behaviour, highlighting the urgent need for an independent body empowered to eliminate unsafe economic practices, a Senate inquiry has found.

WED
12:12PM

Employer enters EU over electrocution risk; drug trafficker denied labour-hire licence

An employer has agreed to implement a new permit system and other enforceable undertakings after a safety inspector witnessed its excavator enter the "no go zone" of powerlines. Meanwhile, a drug trafficker has been denied a labour-hire licence in one of a recent spate of refusals.

TUE
12:31PM

Workers suffering low sleep "efficiency", need training

Sleep surveillance should be part of routine workplace training and medical assessment procedures for industries where fatigue is a safety risk factor, UK researchers say in a study demonstrating the prevalence of low sleep efficiency.


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