Browsing: WHS legislation, regulations, standards and codes (NSW)

MON
2:37PM

Second PCBU fined for fall-causing consultation breaches

A second PCBU has been convicted over a worker's two-metre fall, and fined more heavily than the first PCBU, after its failure to consult and coordinate with other parties on a task it knew to be dangerous resulted in the incident.

FRI
2:11PM

Manslaughter Bill a "strong signal" on WHS expectations

Ahead of introducing a WHS Bill creating the offence of industrial manslaughter, the NSW Opposition has highlighted the deterrent effect of tougher safety laws, and raised concerns about a recent case where a company avoided category-1 charges for a fatality-causing offence "of the utmost objective gravity".

TUE
3:54PM

Easing COVID restrictions; Quarterly update; and more

  • Easing of COVID restrictions accelerated for offices;
  • Diesel threshold commences in NSW, regulatory approach revealed;
  • Company charged with category-1 safety breach of HVNL; and
  • Did you miss our latest major WHS and COVID review?
MON
10:04AM

Workplace dust and emission rules tightened in Vic, NSW

Employers will be required to prepare a "silica hazard control statement" and obtain a special licence under proposed Victorian regulations affecting four sectors and 24 sub-industries. Meanwhile, tighter workplace exposure thresholds, including for diesel emissions, take effect in NSW next week.

WED
12:43PM

WHS clauses and PCBU guidance amended

Safe Work Australia has updated the model WHS Regulations and its guidance on the meaning of "person conducting a business or undertaking", while WHS provisions have been amended in NSW and South Australia, and the ACT has established a public register for reporting infringements by WHS licensees.

FRI
3:57PM

Employer fined $540k; WHS guides released; and more

  • Alarms ignored, worker killed, employer fined $540k;
  • WHS guides for worker accommodation and events released in NSW; and
  • WHS exemption extended in NSW.
WED
3:50PM

WHS scrutiny increased; WHS laws reviewed; and more

  • WHS scrutiny increased by NSW budget, record inspector numbers;
  • Forty recommendations made for NSW WHS Mines Act; and
  • Employers told to prepare for bushfire season.

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