Browsing: Jurisdiction (VIC)

TUE
1:04PM

Poor COVID compliance blamed for industry shutdown

The Victorian Government has claimed it has witnessed "appalling" levels of non-compliance with workplace safety regulations made for the COVID-19 pandemic in the construction industry, in shutting down the sector for two weeks.

MON
3:47PM

Prompt post-incident actions keep fine low

An employer that pleaded not guilty to failing to implement a safety control, which it claimed would interfere with the rights of its facility residents, has been handed a low-range penalty, after a court heard it promptly improved its procedures after a man was injured.

MON
11:29AM

COVID vaccination rules extended to more worker types

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirements are being applied to more sectors in Victoria, under a plan in which unvaccinated people will be "left behind". Another jurisdiction has announced Australia's "strongest vaccination plan" for workers, while the National Cabinet has agreed to integrate immunisation histories into check-in apps.

FRI
3:54PM

Worker forced to "improvise" dies, employer fined $360k

An employer has been convicted and fined $360,000, after its failure to address a safety risk forced a worker to improvise and lean over a six-metre-deep trench, resulting in his fatal fall.

THU
2:08PM

No breach found in storing undelivered stock on ground

An employer's system of storing stock on the ground in its busy warehouse made commercial and operative sense and was not negligent for a number of reasons, an appeals court has confirmed in rejecting an injured worker's claim for damages.

WED
11:39AM

Multilingual COVID policies, vaccine incentives taking hold

Employers should do everything they can to encourage COVID-19 jabs because having fully vaccinated workers is "priceless", especially in the construction industry, which faces particular challenges to remaining COVID-safe and mentally healthy, an HR specialist says.

TUE
2:18PM

Worker suffered CO poisoning one day after CO fatality

A company has been ordered to pay a worker more than $1.5 million in damages, after he suffered permanent brain damage from inhaling carbon monoxide in a work vehicle, just one day after another driver was found dead in the car.


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