Workplace leaders learn the majority of what they know about health and safety from their employers, showing employers should use that influence to drive safety outcomes, according to the head of health, safety and security for one of Australia's biggest infrastructure projects.
A PCBU has entered a $200,000 undertaking, in lieu of prosecution relating to the death of a customer's employee, in a case that examined the temporal and geographical limitations of the WHS duty to "other persons".
A PCBU and its director exposed four worksite neighbours to the risk of serious injury or death in ignoring their WHS obligations under time and cost pressures, a court has found in fining them a total of more than $200,000.
A PCBU that incorrectly believed an expert contractor was obliged to advise it when a building maintenance unit (BMU) was due for a major inspection has been convicted and fined $400,000, after two workers were seriously injured in a 12-storey fall.
A PCBU that failed to identify the risks posed by a damaged footpath outside a worksite has become the second entity to be convicted over the death of an elderly man in a mobility scooter crash, and been handed a significant penalty.
Two workers who bullied new employees made it "very difficult" for them to gain experience and posed a risk to their safety and welfare, but their employer should not have sought to force the bullies to resign by ignoring their text messages, a commission has found.
A Sydney Trains worker was not shown which areas of a worksite were protected from passing traffic before he was fatally struck by a train, a court has found in convicting and fining his employer for two breaches of a national safety law.