Browsing: WHS decisions (QLD)

TUE
12:24PM

WHS notices on violence controls stayed by IRC

A major government employer has successfully stayed two WHS improvement notices aimed at its violence prevention processes, with a commission finding the notices could be overturned, and having to comply with them in the meantime would not be fair on the employer.

FRI
10:37AM

Worker exposed to excessive vibrations awarded $1.5m

An employer has been ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million in damages to a worker with white finger syndrome, for allowing him to operate machinery with dangerous vibration levels for far more hours per shift than advised by engineers and safety guidelines.

WED
2:12PM

Employer not liable for drunk co-worker's act in unit

An employer is not liable for a worker being urinated on by an intoxicated colleague, but companies do have a safety duty to protect personnel from "unpleasant" interactions in accommodation facilities, a superior court has found.

TUE
1:23PM

PCBU fined over seven years of recklessness

A PCBU has been fined $240,000 for its "reckless" approach to dust control over a period of nearly seven years, which appears to have resulted in at least four workers developing the deadly lung disease silicosis.

FRI
3:56PM

Structure designer failed to act on WHS complaint

An upstream WHS duty holder's failure to properly respond to safety concerns raised about a structural design resulted in a worker sustaining physical and psychological injuries, a court has found.

WED
11:55AM

WHS charges deemed defective in latest road-project case

One of several PCBUs charged with WHS breaches on a notoriously troubled infrastructure project has successfully challenged the complaint, with a court finding the complaint is too defective to be saved by amendments or the provision of particulars.

FRI
2:52PM

WHS penalty increased, "unintelligible" ruling quashed

A judge has increased an employer's WHS fine nearly three-fold on appeal, stressing that a worker's injury-causing "stupidity" occurred in the context of the employer's failure to separate pedestrians and mobile plant, and slamming a magistrate's "almost unintelligible" remarks on the matter.

WED
2:38PM

High Court ends dispute on WHS entry rule

A regulator has warned that union officials must hold valid right-of-entry permits when entering sites under provisions for "resolving" WHS matters, after the High Court blocked an appeal on the issue.


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