> Seacare and "exit contributions" Bills progress; > ACT passes asbestos Bill and applauds safety improvements; > Asbestos levy cut by 12.5 per cent in Tasmania; > ACCC recalling unsafe disposable respirators; and > Alerts issued after bike death and overloaded-truck incident.
The workers' compensation schemes in five jurisdictions will be amended, and employer premiums increased, under one of the Federal Government's preferred options for ensuring catastrophically injured workers are supported for life.
In this update, OHS Alert examines all the important OHS and workers' comp legislative changes made in the second quarter of 2013. We also recap the most significant court and tribunal rulings and other developments in each jurisdiction.
Employer fined for dangerous-goods breach after horrific acid spill; Rail workers trained to support traumatised mates; Tasmanian asbestos victims win access to no-fault compensation; and HWSA developing quad bike safety tools.