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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.

Employer's heart program played causal role in death

A major employer that sent an executive to a "well-intentioned" but unnecessary and not risk-assessed workplace health check "causally contributed" to her death, a coroner has found.


Safety notification duties extended to near-miss incidents

Employers will be required to report safety "near misses" and incidents involving infectious diseases to a workplace safety regulator, under new Victorian laws that also increase the benefits available to workers with silicosis and similar conditions.


New workplace COVID vaccine rules; Lightning death; more

  • COVID vaccines mandated for multiple Qld sectors, visiting workers;
  • Lightning-related WHS duties outlined after fatality; and
  • WHS activities affected by COVID: major SWA report.

Executives must be more involved in WHS; and more

  • Company directors still have little involvement in WHS matters despite industrial manslaughter developments; and
  • Court to hear test case on worker's medicinal cannabis use.

Major employer failing to prevent bullying and harassment, or comply with "positive duty"

A major equal opportunity review, providing important lessons for all employers, has found more than 50 per cent of Ambulance Victoria employees have experienced bullying, and few feel "very safe" at work. It makes 24 recommendations for addressing power imbalances and encouraging a speak-up culture.


Workplace COVID controls drive behaviour, still crucial

In a timely development, given Australia's easing pandemic restrictions, a study of more than 20,000 workers has found that deficient workplace COVID-19 control measures reduce individuals' infection prevention behaviours, increasing the spread of the disease.

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