Browsing: Authority/inspectorate (NSW)

WED
3:56PM

PCBU fined heavily after failed undertaking bid

A PCBU that unsuccessfully attempted to enter a WHS undertaking, to avoid prosecution over a worker's severe foot injuries, has been convicted and fined $300,000, with a judge finding its attempt to install and commission a machine in an ad hoc manner was "inviting trouble".

FRI
12:30PM

Intimidation fine imposed; WHS changes start; and more

  • WHS intimidation fine and fatality alerts issued in Qld;
  • New stair-height rule commences under Qld WHS Code;
  • WHS changes and criminal checks commencing in NSW;
  • Truck-fire-prevention guide should be used by all fleets: NSW EPA; and
  • Occupational licensing arrangements tweaked in NT.
TUE
11:37AM

PCBU admits to recklessness in Cassaniti case

In only the third case of its kind in NSW, a PCBU has pleaded guilty to recklessly breaching the State's WHS laws, in relation to the death of a teenage worker in a scaffolding disaster - an incident that led to new safety standards and calls for tougher enforcement.

FRI
1:44PM

PCBU gets hefty double fine for electrocution and fall

A PCBU has been fined a total of $600,000 over two incidents resulting in the electric-shock death of one worker, and the hospitalisation of two who fell four metres, with a judge slamming its "hands off" approach to safety.

THU
2:30PM

Manslaughter charge; New injury dispute system; and more

  • Manslaughter charge laid after forklift death;
  • Transition time allowed for new WHS clauses in ACT; and
  • New injury dispute system sidesteps "unethical" decisions in Vic.
TUE
3:41PM

Injury overhaul deemed a failure; Premiums up; more

  • Controversial injury amendments have failed in NSW: McKell;
  • Workers' comp fraudster faces jail under Crimes Act; and
  • Premiums increase for the first time in years in Qld.
MON
12:04PM

FWC upholds sacking of workplace safety specialist

A WHS specialist sacked while on paid personal leave has had her unfair dismissal case thrown out by the Fair Work Commission, which rejected her claim that WHS laws blocked her from sending documents from her laptop to her employer in the absence of a return-to-work plan.


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