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WED
1:05PM

"Co-responsibility" laws flagged for major WHS issue

As a union steps up its fight against proposed WHS amendments targeting NSW workers, European researchers have called for "legal co-responsibility" provisions to discourage employment arrangements that pressure workers to take safety risks on public roads.

TUE
2:13PM

Excessive high-production-related hazards not appropriately controlled or regulated

Workplace safety laws and safety-bonus schemes are likely to be overhauled, with an inquiry into a methane explosion, which seriously injured five workers, finding a major company's gas control measures couldn't cope with its high production levels, and should have been subjected to greater scrutiny from the regulator.

FRI
3:57PM

Bullying-related claim numbers and costs increasing

Safe Work Australia's sixth annual national statement on psychosocial health and safety and bullying in Australian workplaces shows the rate of mental stress claims is increasing, while the median direct cost of bullying-related claims has reached nearly $35,000.

WED
3:55PM

Irrelevant OHS policy attached to successful tender

In an often "childlike" sham, a local council contractor was able to direct $1.6 million to his own IT company after submitting a tender for IT work with a copied OHS policy, which included clearly irrelevant references to agricultural activities like "windmill maintenance", the Victorian Ombudsman has found.

WED
1:06PM

Work-related cancer warning comes with project launch

Employers have been reminded of the carcinogenicity of welding fumes and their duty to keep on top of the latest health and safety developments, with a WHS regulator releasing details of a project examining fume exposure levels and control measures.

TUE
3:07PM

Parliamentary review makes 10 safety recommendations

A trauma-informed response mechanism and a "serious incident team" should be established to cover critical gaps in the ability of Commonwealth parliamentary workplaces to respond to serious incidents, a review prompted by the alleged rape of a staffer has found.

MON
1:33PM

Safety strategies revealed for post-COVID telework

It is more pressing than ever to tackle the safety challenges of remote work arrangements and make a business case for telework infrastructure, a peak workplace safety body says.


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