A major employer has committed more than $1 million to safety undertakings, like training workers to identify and manage hazards that arise with workplace change, after a contract worker was crushed. The contractor's employer was recently found guilty of WHS offences relating to the incident.
Work health and safety regulations for diesel emissions are likely to be overhauled, after two research projects found occupational limits need to be slashed, and there are "critical gaps of knowledge" on the behaviour of nanoparticles.
A PCBU has been found guilty of WHS offences after a worker suffered serious head lacerations from broken infrastructure, which vehicle operators had damaged but failed to report because of inadequate instructions and systems.
A major employer has been blocked from appealing against a ruling that a series of injury-causing meetings didn't satisfy the definition of "performance appraisal" because it was a "vague, continuing, informal process".
All workers are at risk of being exposed to dangerous substances and cancer is the leading cause of work-related death, while some common workplace chemicals can trigger "organic psycho syndrome", the European Union's OHS body has warned duty holders. In Australia, new workplace exposure standards for dozens of substances are set to be released for comment.
A major employer did not need to seek an exemption to anti-discrimination laws to reject a worker with colour vision deficiency's application for a more senior and more safety critical role, a commission has ruled.
A safety advisor undermined the benefits workers gain from undertaking journey risk assessments, including consciously considering and reflecting on identified hazards, by completing the forms for them, a commission has found in rejecting his unfair dismissal claim.
A safety regulator will have greater powers to enter offshore facilities, take possession of documents and require people to answer questions, under a 169-page Amendment Bill that extends the abrogation of the privilege against self-incrimination to more entities.
An employer has been ordered to pay an injured worker $1.4 million in damages, after a court found it was vicariously liable for the acts of an aggressive and physically abusive manager who believed he was appointed to "kick" subordinates "in the head" after an industry downturn.