Browsing: WHS decisions (VIC)

TUE
1:56PM

Negligent RTW plan didn't cause psych injury: court

Despite the fact that an employer was negligent in the way it managed an injured worker's return-to-work plan, a superior court has confirmed this negligence wasn't the cause of her subsequent anxiety and depressive illness.

WED
3:32PM

Fatality inquiry sends reminder on power tool dangers

A coronial inquiry into the death of a recently immigrated worker has highlighted the very real dangers faced by inexperienced workers and posed by power tools, particularly tools with unsafe modifications or faults.

MON
3:36PM

Director failed to ensure company utilised WHS resources

A company director who failed to ensure his organisation provided fall prevention measures to height workers has become the third entity to be fined over a five-metre fall, while a regulator has expressed frustration after yet another employer was fined for forklift-related breaches.

TUE
11:56AM

Body comments breached Act and contributed to PTSD

A manager's comments about a subordinate's body shape, even without intended s-xual innuendo, constituted s-xual harassment and caused the subordinate's post-traumatic stress disorder, a tribunal has found in awarding her damages.

TUE
12:23PM

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.

THU
3:55PM

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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