Browsing: WHS decisions (WA)

FRI
10:36AM

Report on workplace harassment and abuse finds "culture of cover-up", makes 79 findings

The mining industry has been described as harbouring "a culture of cover-up", in the "'Enough Is Enough': S-xual harassment against woman in the FIFO mining industry" report. The parliamentary inquiry report makes 79 findings and 24 recommendations for addressing the "horrendous violence and abuse woman are subjected to while going about their work".

FRI
3:50PM

Site controller allowed unsafe interim control measure

An employer breached safety laws in failing to ensure a plan to install edge protection around a newly created void was completed before workers were permitted to enter the area, a court has found in fining the company over a fall.

THU
2:39PM

Long-standing unsafe process prompts warning

Employers have been reminded of the stringent safety laws that apply to electrical equipment, after a company was fined for allowing such equipment to be tested by unlicensed staff.

TUE
7:30AM

Employer re-sentenced after negligence case quashed

An employer that overturned its gross negligence conviction, relating to a labour-hire worker's full-arm amputation in an unguarded pinch point of a machine, has been fined $230,000 under amended charges.

TUE
2:25PM

System for coordinating trades deemed safe at $1.2b site

A company's safe system for managing space and work clashes between different trades on a major project has helped block a $770,000 injury damages bid, made by a "keen" worker who took it upon himself to remove materials installed by other contractors.

WED
3:33PM

Workplace safety breaches electrify four homes

A major government employer has been fined for safety breaches that led to contractors inadvertently electrifying taps and other metallic objects in four houses.


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