The national inquiry into workplace s-xual harassment has recommended the model WHS laws be amended to control psychosocial risks, in line with the Boland review, and that a WHS Code of Practice on s-xual harassment be developed.
The shoulder injuries sustained by a police officer in a non-work-related rugby game would not have occurred but for decades of heavy police work, which included acting as the assailant in use-of-force training and swinging a sledgehammer in his special operations role, a tribunal has found.
A PCBU that failed to audit its isolation procedures has been fined after a maintenance worker sustained permanent crush injuries requiring full-time care, while a regulator has called for contractors to follow the advice of engineers, in light of a recent prosecution.
With anti-discrimination laws failing to curb the harm caused by workplace s-xual harassment, Australian labour law experts have called for safety regulators, under WHS legislation, to tackle the behaviour by monitoring, investigating and penalising it as with other types of safety breaches.
A fine imposed on an employer for safety breaches, including one captured on a worker's mobile phone, has been more than doubled after the prosecutor appealed. Meanwhile, a regulator has issued dozens of prohibition notices in a blitz, and expressed frustration at the poor attitude to safety shown by "many" duty holders.
A company is liable to indemnify the NSW Government for $325,599 in workers' comp payments made to a firefighter, who was struck by an unsafe door while attending a false alarm at the company's site, an appeals court has confirmed.