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Major safety report: how to avoid "drift into failure" and measure safety performance

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
Employers can prevent the "drift" into complacency and safety failures, which often follows a period of success, by applying the principles of "high reliability organisational theory" and seeking out "near-miss signals", according to one of three major reports on fatalities and safety laws in Queensland. It also recommends an alternative metric to the notoriously misleading LTIFR.


Additional stop-bullying orders imposed on director

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
In a long-running and complicated bullying case, the Fair Work Commission has agreed to expand the stop-bullying orders already in place against a company director, including by limiting his involvement with a worker's return-to-work process, after finding more instances of bullying had occurred.


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