Under WHS laws, no risk assessment was necessary and workers were not required to be consulted prior to the implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, a commission has found in a decision directly affecting 24 sacked workers.
A PCBU and its director have been fined heavily for allowing unqualified, unlicensed and unrestrained workers to perform high-risk work, resulting in one of them suffering life-long injuries when he climbed a pile of materials and fell.
A deputy operations manager, with the NSW Ambulance Service, created a "psychologically unsafe workplace" by inappropriately venting his frustrations over colleagues to his manager, a commission has ruled in rejecting his unfair dismissal appeal.
One of three PCBUs charged over an incident where a crane came into contact with overhead powerlines, and two workers suffered serious electric shocks, has been convicted and fined $150,000, plus $102,000 in prosecution costs.
A PCBU has been fined heavily twice over two incidents that occurred a year apart at the same site, with a judge stating, "It's hard to imagine a more cavalier attitude to the obligations required under the WHS Act."