An employer that over-relied on verbally instructing workers on the dangers of a frequently used machine has been convicted and fined for WHS breaches, after a "vulnerable" worker's leg was severely injured.
The worker who won the landmark fingerprint scanning unfair dismissal case has been awarded nearly $25,000, but denied reinstatement, in part because he refused to acknowledge the potential safety benefits of the scanning system.
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In a case examining the safety duties adjacent worksites owe each other, an appeals court has confirmed that an employer isn't liable for one of its workers being shot in the head with a nail from a neighbouring site.
A major employer's proposed geographical boundaries for WHS work groups will help it tackle region-specific risks and won't prevent temporarily relocated workers from accessing health and safety representatives, a commission has ruled in upholding the arrangements.
A registered training organisation and an assessor who cut short training sessions for high-risk work licences, and didn't cover all the components, have been fined more than $200,000 for OHS breaches.
A worker who worked for a company for just seven years has been awarded nearly $9,000 in long service leave entitlements because he resigned due to stress and anxiety. A commission rejected the company's claim that he feigned his condition.
A magistrate "impermissibly reasoned backward", and misapplied the reasonable practicability test, when she found an employer guilty of amputation-related safety breaches and fined it nearly $200,000, a superior court has found.