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Q4 2021: Legislation, caselaw and COVID review

An important ruling on the WHS consultation duties around COVID-19 vaccines, several reckless conduct cases and a string of legislative developments were among the safety and workers' comp highlights of the final quarter of 2021. Read this article for everything you need to know from the past three months.


COVID plan drives home fatal forklift and truck risks

The controversial plan to reduce age limits for forklift drivers and ease other licensing requirements for the COVID-19 pandemic has served as an important reminder, to employers, on the risks associated with forklifts and in the country's "deadliest industry".


Height workers needed to unhook harnesses for task

A PCBU implemented a fall protection measure that was not practical to use, prior to a worker falling 6.5 metres off a roof, a court has found in convicting and fining the business.


Employer fined for failing to enforce mask rules

An employer has been convicted and fined for breaching WHS laws in failing to enforce its mask requirements, resulting in a worker being poisoned with a hazardous substance.


OHS Alert highlights from the past three months

This is OHS Alert's final article of the year, and we're leaving you with a review of some of our most-viewed stories from the fourth quarter of 2021.


Director convicted over safety process failures

A company director who failed to verify that his business allocated adequate resources for managing safety has become the second entity to be convicted after a worker suffered "war zone" injuries from an electric shock.


Second reckless conduct case finalised in NSW

A PCBU has become the second entity to be convicted of a category-1 breach of the NSW WHS Act, after it recklessly allowed a number of "spectators" inside an exclusion zone to watch blasting work.

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