A regulator has failed to recover injury payments from a workplace occupier accused of negligently causing the injury, after one of the regulator's inspectors filed a report saying the allegedly unsafe area of the site was in "adequate condition".
Courts should not place an "absolute and unremitting" duty of care on employers to protect the mental health of their employees, a judge has warned in dismissing a psychologically injured worker's negligence claim.
An employer has been fined after a random safety inspection found a worker had been provided with the wrong type of respirator for a hazardous substance, and hadn't undergone health monitoring. Another company was recently fined for failing to comply with a monitoring-related improvement notice.
A labour-hire company and a host employer have both been fined for safety failures relating to unguarded plant, with a court outlining the measures the former could have taken to prevent an injury and prosecution.
Two workplace duty holders charged with recklessly endangering a client, who died, will be tried by a judge alone without a jury, following an appeals court decision aimed at reducing the backlog of criminal trials caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
An employer will contend the risk control measures it is accused of failing to implement are not reasonably practicable steps and would interfere with the basic rights of the non-employees they're intended for, a court judgment has shown.