Browsing: Jurisdiction (TAS)


Defibrillators installed in 100 work vehicles; and more

  • Defibrillators installed in 100 work vehicles, Tas updates COVID WHS tips;
  • Site controller charged over customer's car wash death; and
  • Entire supply chain targeted in vehicle safety campaign.

Recommended controls fall short of WHS compliance

A PCBU did not satisfy its WHS duty to eliminate or minimise the risk of workers being crushed by an electric rise-and-fall platform (RFP), in a noisy environment, by fitting the RFP with a loud siren, a superior court has confirmed.


Bench clarifies reach of "speedy" injury-dispute system

Employers cannot avoid liability to injured workers, thought to have wholly or substantially recovered from their conditions, through provisions aimed at providing a "speedy" resolution to questionable claims, a superior court full bench has found.


Q3 2021: Legislation, caselaw and COVID report

In this quarterly report, OHS Alert examines all the need-to-know safety and compensation developments from the three months to 30 September 2021, including changes around workplace COVID jabs, the prosecution of a government department, legislative amendments, and a record WHS fine.


Rapid antigen testing crucial for WHS; and more

  • Rapid antigen tests key to workplace safety and reopening: ACCI; and
  • Mass breaches and speeding targeted by safety regulator.

Manslaughter charges explained; Vaccines mandated; more

  • WHS incidents behind manslaughter prosecutions revealed;
  • Recently prosecuted employer charged after falling-object death; and
  • Another state mandates COVID vaccines for health workers.

Planned vaccine changes defy risk-based framework

High-profile health and safety lawyer Michael Tooma has raised serious concerns about proposed vaccine-related amendments to WHS statements of regulatory intent, while the Victorian Government has urged people to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible, in reintroducing its permit system for workers.


Unassessed changes, "mimed" inductions preceded death

A workplace fatality, which led to a $250,000 WHS fine, occurred in circumstances where the contrast between the instructions provided to workers with limited English and what supervisors allowed to occur gave rise "to an understandable level of confusion about what was, and was not, permitted", an inquest has found.

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