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Employer fined $102k; "Top 10" chemicals targeted; more

  • Employer fined $102k over work basket detachment;
  • "Top 10 hazardous chemicals" targeted by NSW guidance; and
  • Regulators issue asbestos warnings, target illegal imports.

Worker handed COVID fine; Blitz sends warning; more

  • FIFO worker handed COVID fine for leaving room;
  • Fatality fine and blitz send height warning to employers; and
  • Asbestos-levy cut to save businesses $1.2m in Tas.

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.

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