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MON
2:17PM

Man faces $1.2m WHS fine after amusement incident

An individual could be fined up to $1.2 million, after being charged with multiple WHS breaches relating to corroded critical components and an amusement ride incident that injured two passengers.

FRI
1:54PM

1,222 COVID claims lodged, many for mental injuries

Safe Work Australia's latest "snapshot" of COVID-19-related workers' compensation claims shows that while a quarter of all COVID claims are for psychological issues, nearly all of the claims in one industry involve mental health.

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.
MON
3:51PM

Individual faces two reckless WHS conduct charges

A man who allegedly failed to act on a first-aid assessment of a teenage worker's severe burns could be jailed for up to five years, after being charged with two category-1 WHS offences.

WED
12:47PM

Resilient systems urged for world safety day; and much more

  • Invest in "resilient OHS systems" for world safety day;
  • SWA guidance extended to work on public roads;
  • Comments sought on proposed WHS amendments in NSW; and
  • Forklift-stability warning issued after two incidents.
TUE
1:31PM

Q1 2021: Legislation, caselaw and COVID update

A key role of safety professionals, managers and officers is acquiring and keeping up-to-date knowledge of health and safety issues. In this report, OHS Alert examines all the need-to-know work safety, workers' compensation and COVID-19 developments from the first three months of 2021.

THU
3:59PM

PCBU charged with two WHS breaches at troubled site

A mobile crane hire company has been charged with two category-2 WHS breaches, which allegedly occurred after a union unlawfully attempted to shut down the relevant workplace for safety reasons.

FRI
3:36PM

Free workplace psychosocial risk assessment tool

Australia's "only validated psychosocial risk assessment survey" has been relaunched on a free digital platform, under an initiative jointly funded by the country's workplace health and safety regulators.

WED
2:41PM

Judges maintain high fine, ban permits in WHS entry case

A full Federal Court has upheld a union's high-range penalty for pressuring WHS inspectors to shut down a site unnecessarily, while the Fair Work Commission has suspended and revoked the entry permits of union officials involved in the incident.


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