Browsing: WHS decisions (VIC)

FRI
10:00AM

Regulator's recovery case beaten by own OHS evidence

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".

THU
10:01AM

Employer responded reasonably to psych risk: judge

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.

MON
3:43PM

Health monitoring breaches penalised by courts

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.

MON
12:22PM

Employer fined $100k; Eighty-four notices issued; more

  • Employer fined $100k after non-working riders injured;
  • Regulators issue 84 notices under ongoing blitzes; and
  • Employers must check surfaces for fragile spots.
THU
12:34PM

Provider breached OHS duty to at-risk man, fined $340k

A major public healthcare provider has been convicted and fined $340,000 for breaching workplace health and safety laws in failing to identify and control a suicide risk to a patient.

MON
3:00PM

Two employers fined over safety consultation flaws

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.

TUE
2:24PM

Man fined for COVID breaches; Director convicted; more

  • Business owner fined heavily for COVID breaches;
  • Employer and director fined over bypassed safety mechanisms; and
  • Vic opens safety awards, reveals financial results and issues fatality alert.
FRI
3:10PM

Suggested safety controls interfere with rights: employer

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.

TUE
3:58PM

Employer's training records defeat negligence claim

A worker seeking damages has failed to prove he was not properly trained in his employer's new communication and defect reporting systems, and this caused him to suffer injuries on a defective seat.


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