Browsing: Supervision


"Passport" dignifies workplace adjustments; and more

  • New "passport" process adds "dignity" to workplace adjustments;
  • WHS regulator clarifies "direct supervision" duties; and
  • Duty holders warned against scaffolding modifications.

Management action doesn't need to be perfect under workers' comp Act: IRC

A commission has upheld a decision to deny compensation to a worker who suffered an aggravation of her psychiatric illness from an interaction with her supervisor, ruling the supervisor's imperfect actions were reasonable enough under injury laws.


Worker unfairly singled out for fatigue breaches

A casual worker was unfairly dismissed for not complying with fatigue management laws and policies, a commission has ruled, finding his supervisors encouraged his alleged non-compliance, and rejecting his employer's claim the dismissal was not related to his coinciding request for a permanent role.


Injury appeal denied after unreasonable transfer push

A commission president has rejected an appeal from Bunnings Group Ltd, upholding the finding that it unreasonably pressured a worker to take a transfer and aggravated her psychological conditions following the death of her mother and cousin.


Director aware of deadly safety breaches: WorkSafe WA

An engineering company and its director have been fined a total of $460,000 after the death of a worker crushed by a one-tonne pipe, due to safety failings known to the director.


Coroner recommends new MEWP duties after death

A "lack of supervisory control" and the repeated failure to detect and report faults "represented an opportunity lost" to prevent a worker's death from being crushed on a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP), a coronial inquiry has found.


Employer fined for supervision breaches; Premiums up

A company has been fined after a workplace health and safety inspector observed two of its apprentices performing electrical work on their own. Meanwhile, Western Australia's average workers' comp premium rate has been increased for the second year in a row.

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