Browsing: Workplace safety


"Insecure" work inquiry slated; Bully victims urged to "dob"; and more

Inquiry into the effect of "insecure" work on OHS announced; Finance employees urged to "dob in" workplace bullies; Falls from height and falling objects claim the most lives; ACT's safest employers and workers announced; and New Western Australian workers' comp forms available.


WA claims NSW as ally in push to delay harmonisation

Western Australia claims to have gained an ally in NSW in its push to delay the Work Health and Safety Act, and the Federal Government has conceded that the "deadlines are getting tight", in yet another troubled week for the harmonisation process.


Most jurisdictions falling short of 40% injury-reduction target

Only one jurisdiction - South Australia - is on track to reach the target set by the 2002-2012 National OHS Strategy for reducing workplace injury rates, according to Safe Work Australia's latest comparative report.


Are harmonisation opponents complying with current OHS laws?

A South Australian regulator has warned that some OHS duty holders currently campaigning against the harmonisation of work health and safety laws might not be complying with current safety requirements.


Harmonisation opponents urged not to forget about workers

Federal Labor MPs have urged opponents of the model WHS Act not to forget the workers who "fall through the cracks" under current safety laws, but the Liberal Party has warned that the absence of the word "control" in the definition of "reasonably practicable" could create a legal vacuum.


Supervisor faces jail for failing to hear "alarm bells" prior to death

A workplace supervisor could spend up to 20 months in a Victorian prison for failing to ensure the safety of a young worker, who was killed after being directed by the supervisor to drive an overloaded truck with faulty brakes down a steep slope.

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