An employer is implementing a safety communication system that will allow workers to send photographs, videos and proposed work processes to engineers for "instant risk assessment", as part of a $541,000 enforceable undertaking.
A regulator has withdrawn its six charges against an employer over a runaway vehicle fatality, after the employer committed $660,000 to installing collision avoidance systems and implemented new engineering controls across its fleet.
A WHS regulator has identified the absence of adequate controls for preventing three-metre-plus falls as a major area of non-compliance in the high-risk construction sector. It has also, coincidentally, accepted a PCBU's bid to enter an enforceable undertaking after a worker fell four metres.
An employer has introduced a new injury management database for identifying client sites that pose extra risks to workers, and introduced site-specific pre-employment medicals, among $782,000 worth of rectifications made after a serious incident.
A PCBU has committed to creating a WHS management role and other initiatives, after a first-year apprentice fell nearly four metres through a void. Meanwhile, a regulator has issued a warning to rogue electrical operators, highlighting a recent court injunction and a $100,000 fine.
A WHS regulator has accepted a second PCBU's second attempt to enter a safety undertaking in lieu of prosecution, despite the latest applicant's long history of compliance issues and statutory notices.
An employer has implemented processes for engaging specialist contractors to move equipment in hazardous circumstances, and entered a $1 million undertaking, after its alleged failure to complete a job safety analysis led to a worker being crushed by a 1.4-tonne machine.
In a case reminding employers of the reach of their workplace health and safety duties, a business has entered a $281,000 undertaking to escape prosecution over an incident where an elderly person was burned by black coffee.
A PCBU has committed nearly $600,000 to putting hundreds of its workers from linguistically diverse backgrounds through English classes covering safety and site-specific issues, under a $1.5 million WHS undertaking.
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.