Browsing: Supervision


Coroner recommends new MEWP duties after death

A "lack of supervisory control" and the repeated failure to detect and report faults "represented an opportunity lost" to prevent a worker's death from being crushed on a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP), a coronial inquiry has found.


Employer fined for supervision breaches; Premiums up

A company has been fined after a workplace health and safety inspector observed two of its apprentices performing electrical work on their own. Meanwhile, Western Australia's average workers' comp premium rate has been increased for the second year in a row.


System for coordinating trades deemed safe at $1.2b site

A company's safe system for managing space and work clashes between different trades on a major project has helped block a $770,000 injury damages bid, made by a "keen" worker who took it upon himself to remove materials installed by other contractors.


Upping supervisors' "integrity" key to safety climate

An organisation's safety climate and policies from top management levels can be undermined or enhanced by supervisors' words and actions, which workers rely on for guidance, according to researchers.


Paused RTW for aggressive worker was reasonable

A psychologically injured worker's employer did not take unreasonable administrative action against him by declining to return him to work after an incident, but rather was acting out of concern for the welfare of his supervisor and colleagues, a tribunal has found.

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