> NSW launches COVID-19 work guidance, addresses misconceptions; > PCBUs warned after worker killed by damaged gate; > Revamped WHS regulator to focus on climate change and violence; and > ACTU applauds Vic's broader workplace death definition.
An employer has committed to trialling vehicle safety sensor systems and rolling out the collision avoidance technology across its entire fleet, after being accused of WHS breaches relating to the death of a worker in a runaway vehicle incident.
A PCBU and the man it relied on to prevent workers accessing unprotected edges have been convicted and fined a total of $165,000, plus $50,000 in costs, after a worker was severely injured in a four-metre fall.
> HSE adviser allegedly unlawfully snubbed by official; > New WHS Code of Practice commences in NSW; > Two more jurisdictions halve workplace silica threshold; and > Draft national safety guidelines for asbestos-cement pipes released.
A PCBU has been charged with category 3 WHS breaches after a workplace fire knocked out the communication and air-supply systems needed for such an emergency. Meanwhile, an investigation into a worker's death has found a risk assessment was not undertaken for the task that killed him.
NSW's latest WHS Amendment Bill, which overrides health privacy laws, will ensure regulators can identify and take enforcement action against specific employers exposing workers to existing and emerging health and safety risks, the State Government has revealed.
Three NSW PCBUs, including a major supplier of mobile equipment and a company with a prior fatality-related conviction, have been convicted and fined a total of nearly $800,000, after two workers suffered traumatic brain injuries and a third was killed in a fall.
> WHS Amendment Bill bypasses health privacy laws in NSW; > WHS regulators issue warnings after lion attack, other incidents; > Qld announces workers' comp premium rate for 2020-21; and > Labour-hire licensing scheme narrowed in SA.
The safe and efficient operation of a high-hazard workplace like a mine depends upon senior managers acting in strict compliance with all their employer's procedures, a commission has ruled in an unfair dismissal case.