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Budget targets workplace s-xual harassment, asbestos

Employers covered by the Commonwealth WHS Act will receive training on preventing workplace s-xual harassment, under one of a string of safety-related measures included in the Federal Government's 2021-22 budget, delivered last night.


Global company downs tools and groups issue manslaughter demands for world safety day

A global employer will down tools and conduct meetings on minimising occupational cancer risks, for World Day for Safety and Health at Work today. World safety day has also prompted renewed calls for Australia-wide industrial manslaughter provisions and an accelerated response to the review of the model WHS laws.


Twenty-one Codes and asbestos rules amended

Twenty WHS Codes of Practice have been updated in Queensland, while an amended Code for managing workplace electrical risks has been approved, and asbestos regulations have been changed.


National work manslaughter laws demanded; and more

  • Families call for nationwide industrial manslaughter laws;
  • Agencies directed to identify and assess asbestos in WA; and
  • Asbestos found in imported forklifts and gas cylinders.

Coffee-burns conviction; Asbestos debacle; and more

  • Employer fined in latest action on coffee burns;
  • Labour-hire workers not properly trained; and
  • PCBU and directors fined for disregarding asbestos regulations.

WHS changes follow probe into unlawful safety notices

SafeWork NSW has committed to ensuring inspectors' decisions to issue prohibition notices aren't driven by political pressures, and to pushing WHS reforms at a national level, after the State Ombudsman found the regulator imposed unreasonable asbestos-related requirements on a local council.


PCBU fined over contractor fall; Stope kills worker; more

  • Admin-control warning issued after PCBU fined;
  • Managers warned after vehicle falls 25m, kills operator; and
  • SA launches asbestos blitz, suspends another licence.

New WHS right of entry and filming powers commence

WHS entry permit holders are permitted, from today, to photograph or film suspected safety contraventions at ACT workplaces, under a Bill that also adopts $500,000 "prohibited asbestos" fines and amends workers' compensation laws.

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