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Desk worker predisposed to falls wins injury dispute

A white-collar worker's pre-existing predisposition to knee "instability" did not mean her employment could not be considered a significant cause of the injuries she sustained while rising from her chair at work, a tribunal has found.


WHS regulator targeting workplace buildings; and more

  • Have you assessed your workplace buildings for asbestos? A WHS regulator is checking, in support of national plan; and
  • Employer fined after forklift load falls.

Asbestos breaches endanger hundreds, guns injure four

A company and one of its directors have been fined, and handed a hefty decontamination bill, for embarking on a clean-up exercise that could have exposed hundreds of people to asbestos fibres. Meanwhile, a regulator has issued a warning to PCBUs following a "horror month" of nail gun incidents.


Near-record WHS fine follows control failures, fatality

A PCBU has been convicted and handed a near-record WHS penalty over the mechanical asphyxiation death of a worker in plant, with a safety measure that was assumed to be effective but not tested.


Beware work fatigue from COVID changes; and more

  • Beware new-year fatigue with COVID-forced work changes;
  • Mask rules eased in another jurisdiction, WHS advice issued; and
  • RPE guidance published after 162 WHS notices issued.

Death in overseas hotel gym was work-related

A worker's fatal heart attack, while using a hotel gym on an overseas work trip, arose from his employment, a tribunal has ruled in awarding his widow workers' compensation.

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