A company that failed to routinely check whether contractors were adequately communicating its safety procedures to their workers has been convicted and fined, after a worker was struck by a reversing forklift.
By taking manual handling training out of the classroom and conducting it where work is actually performed, a major international company has engaged workers and sparked an ongoing decline in push, pull and lift injuries, its health and safety operations manager says.
The Federal Court has been tasked with determining whether union officials can enter sites without a permit under a WHS provision for resolving issues, after a regulator alleged that eight organisers breached the Fair Work Act at a major, incident-strewn site.
The model WHS laws could be amended to increase the focus on psychological health, with the public consultation process for the ongoing review of the laws identifying widespread concerns over this issue and the absence of a "notification trigger" for psychological injuries.
> Dreamworld-inspired WHS changes likely by year's end; > New WHS consultation rules commencing in ACT in four months; > Victoria agrees to significantly increase energy safety fines; and > WA alters workers' comp procedure.
What are best practice PCBUs and their officers doing to comply with their due diligence duties? And what WHS issues should the officers of white-collar organisations be focusing on? Senior WHS and employment lawyer Trent Sebbens explains in this Q&A with OHS Alert.