The psychological injury sustained by a University of NSW worker, who was arrested on terrorist charges after being framed by a jealous co-worker (the brother of an Australian cricketer), was not work-related, a tribunal has found.
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.
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".
A court has slammed a major PCBU's piecemeal actions and lack of urgency in addressing significant WHS issues and closing out recommendations from safety audits, in the lead up to the death of a volunteer worker.
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.