Browsing: WHS decisions (QLD)


"Green tick" vaccine checks deemed unsafe for worksites

A plan to allow workers in a hazardous industry to prove their COVID-19 vaccination status through a "green tick approach" would be too susceptible to human error and could have "catastrophic" WHS consequences, a commission has ruled. Meanwhile, Tasmania has applied its close contact exemptions to more sectors.


Repeated poor behaviour isn't necessarily bullying: judge

"Unreasonable" actions that an employer or a manager aims at an employee do not automatically constitute bullying within the meaning of industrial relations laws, a court has confirmed in rejecting a worker's renewed bid for stop-bullying orders.


WHS notices upheld in ruling on contractual obligations

In upholding two WHS improvement notices, a commission has stressed that a PCBU cannot delegate its duties around workplace facilities to a subcontractor, and found that one of the PCBU's submissions was "unsupported by the laws of physics".


WHS duties breached through borrowed equipment

In a rare move, a magistrate has published her reasons for sentencing a PCBU - for failing to ensure borrowed equipment satisfied WHS requirements - to assist future prosecutions.


Reckless conduct penalties follow bucket ride

A company director, whose reckless WHS conduct involved a degree of planning and reflection, has been handed a six-month suspended jail sentence, while his business has been fined $500,000, in the second case on a work incident.

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