Browsing: Heavy vehicles, mobile plant, forklifts, quad bikes

MON
3:55PM

Lower exposure threshold urged; Kneeling worker killed

Tighter workplace exposure thresholds and product bans are needed to curb Australia's growing silicosis rate, according to the ACTU. Meanwhile, workplaces are being urged to address parking locations in their safety plans, after a worker was killed by a light vehicle.

FRI
2:43PM

Fuzzy injury dates not fatal to workers' claims: court

An injured worker's right to access benefits must not depend on whether he or she can prove the exact date the injury occurred, given many conditions are caused by an "accumulation of activities" or aren't immediately symptomatic, a judge has ruled.

THU
3:54PM

New regulatory Code with control hierarchy tackles inappropriate workplace behaviour

Higher level safety controls for inappropriate or unreasonable workplace behaviour include adjusting staff levels for peak periods and setting achievable targets, according to a draft Code of Practice from Western Australia. Meanwhile, a regulator has issued alerts on lightning strikes and autonomous vehicles.

THU
11:53AM

PCBU, officer failed to control risk created by third party

A PCBU and an officer have been convicted and fined for their inadequate safety systems, which failed to protect a worker from a falling truck load that had been packed poorly by another company. The worker sustained fatal injuries.

TUE
2:35PM

Post-incident actions deemed admissible in WHS case

A judge has rejected a PCBU's claim that evidence on the changes it made to its systems of work after a forklift incident is not relevant to the WHS proceedings against it, and should be excluded.

THU
11:56AM

Two men face jail in latest WHS recklessness case

In the latest of a growing number of reckless conduct cases, a company director and a worker could both be jailed for up to five years, after being charged over the death of a man within the "strike radius" of mobile plant.

MON
3:35PM

COVID work checks ramping up; Mint charged; and more

  • COVID compliance checks of employers stepping up in Vic;
  • Comcare reveals COVID strategies in 2020 review; and
  • Royal Mint faces up to $3.5m in fines under three WHS charges.
MON
2:16PM

PCBU fined $450k over death at poorly marked site

A PCBU that failed to address poorly marked and impeded pedestrian walkways, or implement the recommendations of a traffic management review, has been fined $450,000, after a delivery driver was dragged under a vehicle and died.

TUE
3:43PM

Missing controls; New WHS portfolio; Higher premiums

  • Risk controls missing for plant-pedestrian interactions;
  • New Workplace Safety portfolio established in Tas; and
  • Workers' comp premium increases confirmed in NSW.

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