A company that failed to routinely check whether contractors were adequately communicating its safety procedures to their workers has been convicted and fined, after a worker was struck by a reversing forklift.
Work safety authorities have issued special heat warnings to employers, which are particularly important to heed given the Bureau of Meteorology's latest annual climate statement and three-month forecast.
A worker's frustration over his employer's PPE policy and alleged failure to prioritise safety over cost did not excuse his aggressive and intimidating conduct towards his co-workers, a commission has confirmed.
A PCBU did not breach the WHS Act in failing to warn an expert contractor that wire mesh on a roof didn't comply with Australian Standards, because the contractor was aware of this and didn't rely on the mesh for fall prevention, a judge has found.
A man has been prosecuted for threatening to kill a WHS inspector, while a safety regulator has issued a special forklift warning for the Christmas period, and another regulator has launched an anti-violence blitz.
A company director breached WHS laws in failing to adopt special "team handling" measures - outlined in a Code of Practice - for a task requiring workers to apply "high force" for more than 30 seconds, a judge has found.