A worker who was accused of misusing confidential information and had her security pass and work phone confiscated in a meeting with her supervisor, is entitled to compensation for a stress injury, a court has confirmed.
More than 300 high-risk workplaces will be targeted, work processes will be banned and workers' comp laws could be overhauled, under "unprecedented" silica-dust strategies unveiled in Victoria. Meanwhile, regulators have issued warnings after a series of life-threatening crane incidents and fatalities.
Australian and UK workplace experts have identified factors that make workers more likely to initiate safety improvements, a quality they say is more valuable than safety compliance when dealing with unknown, emerging or unanticipated risks.
Employers that ignore or delay their obligations to maintain electrical systems put workers' lives at risk and expose themselves to big safety fines, according to an electrical engineer, who identifies five crucial tests that can't be skipped.
In this comprehensive report, OHS Alert reviews all the major WHS and workers' comp developments from the first quarter of 2019, including the unprecedented jailing of company directors, the outcomes of the national WHS review, and significant legislative changes in every jurisdiction.