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

WED
12:55PM

Global company downs tools and groups issue manslaughter demands for world safety day

A global employer will down tools and conduct meetings on minimising occupational cancer risks, for World Day for Safety and Health at Work today. World safety day has also prompted renewed calls for Australia-wide industrial manslaughter provisions and an accelerated response to the review of the model WHS laws.

WED
11:35AM

Murder inquest makes work safety recommendations

Laws and strategies created to protect remote health workers from violence, prompted by the murder of South Australian remote-area nurse Gayle Woodford, could be strengthened, with a coronial inquest identifying several concerning omissions.

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
3:58PM

All psychological claims covered; WHS Regs made; more

  • All mental injury claims automatically covered by Vic Bill;
  • New WHS Regulations made for mines in SA, commence soon; and
  • More COVID isolation payments introduced for SA workers.
FRI
1:31PM

SA Greens seeking $13m max fine in revised manslaughter Bill

The South Australian Greens have reintroduced a Bill to create a new offence of industrial manslaughter, but with a maximum fine of $13 million, well above the $1 million it proposed last year.

THU
12:38PM

Death benefits ruling reversed by full Supreme Court

An appeals court has found a woman who separated from her husband before he was killed at work is not covered by a lump sum provision made after the fatality, in an important judgment on injury laws and transitional arrangements.

TUE
3:55PM

WHS changes require "competent" managers; and more

  • WHS amendments mandate "competent" managers in SA;
  • WHS conviction and $400k fine followed by NSW blitz; and
  • Beaconsfield rescuer fronts worker and family support group.
FRI
12:32PM

WHS Bill overrides health privacy laws; and more

  • WHS Amendment Bill bypasses health privacy laws in NSW;
  • WHS regulators issue warnings after lion attack, other incidents;
  • Qld announces workers' comp premium rate for 2020-21; and
  • Labour-hire licensing scheme narrowed in SA.
WED
1:57PM

COVID-19 work recovery plans; Mandatory controls; more

  • COVID-19 work recovery plans due now;
  • Workplace COVID-19 controls mandated in Tas;
  • COVID-19 lift policy and 15-minute rule announced in NT;
  • Coronavirus construction checklist launched in Vic; and
  • SA's workplace silica threshold halving in two weeks.

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