An investigation report on a vehicle collision at a workplace, whose operator was recently charged over another collision that seriously injured a labour-hire worker, has called for employers to establish segregated roadways and apply engineering controls.
In light of the ongoing catastrophic bushfires in NSW and other parts of the country, a WHS regulator has urged employers to revise their emergency plans to ensure they comply with safety laws and protect workers. Meanwhile, a company director has been prosecuted after two workers were seriously injured within two hours on a non-commissioned machine.
A second PCBU has been fined after roof infrastructure damaged by workers went unreported and pierced another worker's head, bringing the total penalty imposed on two related entities over the incident to $316,000.
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A major employer accused of exposing a travelling salesperson to the risk of serious injury or death has committed more than $5.3 million to safety rectifications and enforceable undertakings, including a strategy aimed at preventing members of the public from placing themselves in the "line of fire" of work vehicles.
A company director who acquired section-27 duties after his business partner became ill has been convicted and fined over a forklift incident, after acknowledging his company failed to apply its safety practices for offsite projects to its own workplace.