The South Australian Government has reintroduced to its Parliament a Bill that mirrors model Work Health and Safety laws, but retains the State's unique tripartite review committees, which can recommend changes to OHS legislation.
WorkCover NSW funds harmonisation awareness; WorkSafe Victoria announces fatality probe and new campaigns; WorkSafe ACT announces falling premiums, releases harmonisation guides; and Essential OHS news from around Australia.
A Queensland worker's death was caused by his employer's failure to act on a previous incident and replace an absent supervisor, the Supreme Court has confirmed, in ordering the company to pay one of the State's "biggest ever" safety fines.
Workplace safety charges laid against construction giant Laing O'Rourke in the wake of Cyclone George have been dismissed, after the Western Australian Court of Appeal found a guilty verdict would have imposed a "plainly impracticable" duty on employers across Australia.
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that are not considered an asbestos-like hazard can still cause lung damage, new research has found. Meanwhile, a union has warned that current OHS regulations "don't cut the mustard" when it comes to nanotechnology.
The Bill that will see the NSW Industrial Relations Commission lose jurisdiction over OHS prosecutions was influenced, in part, by a push to weaken workplace health and safety laws, Commission President Justice Roger Boland claims.