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FRI
3:55PM

WHS protections increased by parliamentary mechanism

Federal parliamentarians and parliamentary workplace staff will be better protected from s-xual assault, harassment, bullying and other WHS risks through a new complaints mechanism, being established under a legislative instrument.

FRI
12:32PM

Industrial action "dressed up" as safety meeting, but bid for stop-action orders denied

An employer has lost its bid for orders preventing "safety meetings" constituting unlawful industrial action over a worker's injury compensation claim, with a commission dismissing its contention that future action is planned, and highlighting the possible ramifications for workers of such orders.

THU
2:38PM

Insistence on less "invasive" drug test fails in FWC

A white-collar worker has unsuccessfully challenged her dismissal for refusing to provide a urine sample for a drug and alcohol test for "personal medical reasons", with a commission stressing that office-based staff aren't "immune" from drug-related injury risks.

THU
1:02PM

9 parties fined in latest case on WHS "resolution" clause

In the latest major case on a WHS provision for "resolving" disputes, a union and eight of its officials have been fined for right-of-entry breaches at an incident-strewn infrastructure project.

WED
3:52PM

Excessive sitting claim dismissed

A tribunal has rejected a worker's claim that he developed a back injury from prolonged workplace sitting. The worker contended his case was supported by his employer's safety documents on sedentary risks, and a failure to provide him with an adjustable desk in a timely manner.

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
2:09PM

Company bypassed Code of Practice and safety policies

A development company that disregarded a Code of Practice and its own procedures, apparently to save two hours of work, has been fined for safety breaches.

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.


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