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Manslaughter Bill passes LC; Standard commences; more

  • 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.

WHS notices upheld in ruling on contractual obligations

In upholding two WHS improvement notices, a commission has stressed that a PCBU cannot delegate its duties around workplace facilities to a subcontractor, and found that one of the PCBU's submissions was "unsupported by the laws of physics".


Reckless conduct penalties follow bucket ride

A company director, whose reckless WHS conduct involved a degree of planning and reflection, has been handed a six-month suspended jail sentence, while his business has been fined $500,000, in the second case on a work incident.


COVID droplet control and strategies win WHS prize

An award-winning PCBU responded to the safety and operational challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing strategies across all levels of the hierarchy of controls, including a sign-language system to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets.


Another COVID safety charge laid; and much more

  • Another duty holder charged with COVID safety breaches;
  • Individual fined $50k for carbon monoxide failings; and
  • Traumatic brain injury attracts penalties for PCBU, director.

Mental health impacts everything and every staff member

With Mental Health Week just around the corner, a former swimming champion and TV host has issued a reminder on how important our state of mind is, and how crucial it is for employers to protect staff from psychological harm.


Safety switch fault results in $300k fatality fine; and more

  • Safety switch fault results in death and $300k penalty;
  • Regulators lay charges and issue warning after crush deaths; and
  • WHS regulator finalises probe into AFL club, issues fatality alert.

9 parties fined in latest case on WHS "resolution" clause

In the latest major case on a WHS provision for "resolving" disputes, a union and eight of its officials have been fined for right-of-entry breaches at an incident-strewn infrastructure project.

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