Yesterday's sentencing of South Australia Police (SAPOL) over the death of an employee in a freezer has provided crucial WHS lessons for PCBUs with workers who work alone. Meanwhile, the State Government has flagged laws to protect the health of emergency workers from "disgusting behaviour".
An employer has been ordered to withdraw a warning it issued to a worker for a safety breach, with a commission finding it condoned the prohibited behaviour through its supervisors allowing it to become normal practice.
A worker who offered a co-worker medication that he purportedly obtained "off the dark web", to help the co-worker stay awake, was rightly dismissed for supplying prescription drugs in the workplace, a commission has found.
A supervisor has become the second entity to be convicted and fined over a FIFO worker's drowning, after he pleaded guilty to failing to follow his employer's safety manual or provide safe access to the workplace.
A business partner has been fined $130,000 after a worker died falling off a vehicle being driven by an inexperienced operator. Meanwhile, Victoria has launched campaigns targeting workplace bullying in the healthcare sector and urging workers to call out s-xual harassment when they see it.
An employer took steps to prevent physical injuries through its "no-lift" policy, and to prevent alleged bullying through roster changes and mandatory training, the Fair Work Commission has found in dismissing a worker's bid for stop-bullying orders.