The model WHS laws could be amended to increase the focus on psychological health, with the public consultation process for the ongoing review of the laws identifying widespread concerns over this issue and the absence of a "notification trigger" for psychological injuries.
> Dreamworld-inspired WHS changes likely by year's end; > New WHS consultation rules commencing in ACT in four months; > Victoria agrees to significantly increase energy safety fines; and > WA alters workers' comp procedure.
What are best practice PCBUs and their officers doing to comply with their due diligence duties? And what WHS issues should the officers of white-collar organisations be focusing on? Senior WHS and employment lawyer Trent Sebbens explains in this Q&A with OHS Alert.
> Major WHS amendments strengthen unions' role in ACT; > Record $55m workplace mental health plan launched in NSW; > Enforcement date for labour-hire scheme postponed in SA; and > WA makes further amendments to electrical safety rules.
A health and safety representative sacked for posting incorrect information that he believed to be true on Facebook, has failed to convince a commission that his conduct resulted from his employer's failure to communicate or consult with him on WHS matters.