A company director who failed to ensure his organisation provided fall prevention measures to height workers has become the third entity to be fined over a five-metre fall, while a regulator has expressed frustration after yet another employer was fined for forklift-related breaches.
The "encompassment" of high-risk work licences under the national model WHS Regulations can lead to situations where hazardous tasks are performed by workers without the necessary training, a special paper on crane licensing has revealed.
A tribunal has found that callous treatment by co-workers in the years following a traumatic workplace incident exacerbated a worker's post-traumatic stress disorder and contributed to her adjustment condition.
A risk and compliance manager's role included safety inspections and many other tasks that needed to be performed at her employer's premises, a commission has heard in rejecting her claim that she should have been permitted to work from home instead of being "forced" to have a COVID-19 vaccine.
A superior court has awarded $1.35 million in damages to an injured labour-hire worker, after finding the head scaffolding contractor at the site where the injury occurred was negligent in failing to provide an exclusion zone or establish a safe system of work.
A tribunal has examined laws surrounding wilful or false representations by workers, in awarding compensation to a fly-in-fly-out truck driver with a work-related ankle injury who failed to disclose his previous serious fracture to the same joint.
A worker who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after being exposed to the Port Arthur massacre, more than 26 years ago, has been denied the costs of massage treatment, in a judgment examining the reach of injured workers' entitlements to medical expenses.
WorkSafe Victoria has won a preliminary legal skirmish in a case that will consider the powers of its inspectors to control sites and issue clean-up orders based on concerns over public or workplace health following dangerous chemical spillages.
An extensive Japanese study of more than 130,000 workers from 1,400 companies has shown a sharp rise in the incidence of unhealthy weight gain, high blood pressure, hyperglycemia and liver damage following COVID-19 restrictions and work-from-home policies.