Duty holders will switch from "tick the box" compliance to risk-based safety management systems and have easy access to imported technologies that improve safety, under draft Productivity Commission recommendations for the transport sector.
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The workplace manslaughter laws introduced in Victoria on Tuesday could capture workplace practices that "fail to create a culture of compliance", actions that cause a mental illness that leads to death, and negligent conduct or fatalities that occur in other jurisdictions, the State Government has revealed.
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Australia's highest work safety fine and the offence of workplace manslaughter are being introduced to the Victorian Parliament today. Meanwhile, regulators have issued a fatality alert and tips on working safely in heat and with elevating work platforms.
Three major employers have been applauded for rolling out defibrillators across their sites, while other workplaces have been urged to "do their bit", on the introduction of a South Australian Bill mandating the installation of the life-saving devices in certain buildings and vehicles.