Browsing: Jurisdiction (VIC)


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".


Unapproved electrical tool kills man, warning issued

A regulator has issued a warning on the dangers of unlicensed electrical work, after a homemade device inspired by internet videos killed a man. Another regulator has launched an investigation into a fatality involving a forklift and a shipping container.


Bullying texts and calls breached workplace safety Act

A company that did not have a process to help workers raise concerns over inappropriate behaviour has been fined for safety offences, after its director bullied an injured worker through aggressive text messages and an unannounced visit to her home. In another case, a director has been fined for reversing a forklift into one of his employees.


Anti-harassment bid dismissed in FWC first

A "worker" has been refused orders to stop bullying and harassment, allegedly perpetrated by two "bad men", in what appears to be the Fair Work Commission's first judgment under its new anti-s-xual-harassment regime.


Workplace COVID developments: free RATs demanded, vaccination rules amended and employer fined

Forcing workers to pay for their own rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 will have a major impact on workplace health and safety standards, unions have warned ahead of today's National Cabinet meeting. Meanwhile, vaccination and isolation rules for workers have been amended in some regions, and an employer has been fined for allowing unvaccinated staff to carry out work.


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.

Page 1 of 134 | Total articles: 1,340