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Close contact exemptions extended to multiple industries;
PTSD presumption introduced in WA; and
Sun safety advice issued by SWA.
A tribunal has rejected a worker's keyboard-related occupational overuse injury claim, and her bid for household services, after finding it is beneficial for her to undertake some of her own housework.
COVID, cancers and PTSD added to deemed diseases list; and
New electrical safety laws mirror NT's WHS Act.
New WHS guide targets vehicle roll-aways, driver distraction and more; and
WHS exemptions explained by new SWA guidance.
A worker's epilepsy-related death was materially contributed to by his late-night shift work and sleep deprivation, a tribunal has ruled in finding his widow is entitled to $400,000 in death benefits.
Managing psychosocial risks is critical not only to prevent mental health injuries but the occurrence of "major accidents", new guidance material from a WHS regulator has stressed.
Confined-space breaches endanger apprentice, employer fined; and
SWA releases RTW survey results, Qld issues fall alert.
COVID vaccines mandated for multiple Qld sectors, visiting workers;
Lightning-related WHS duties outlined after fatality; and
WHS activities affected by COVID: major SWA report.
A union has been issued "low mid-range" fines, after two of its officials used foul language and made "racial" remarks about the "third world" over trip hazards at a messy worksite. A court rejected a regulator's bid for a high penalty, which relied on "generic" references to past industrial breaches.
Industrial manslaughter Bill introduced to NSW Lower House;
New solar safety Standard commences with transitional provisions; and
Offshore laws with "modified" WHS provisions pass Parliament.
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