Browsing: Workplace safety representatives

MON
1:31PM

WHS consultation duties explained in COVID vaccine case

A five-member Fair Work Commission bench has detailed activities that do and do not constitute consultation with the meaning of the model WHS laws, in finding BHP failed to properly consult its workers before imposing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate at one of its NSW sites.

MON
3:49PM

Ventilation, distancing guides cover easing work rules

Properly ventilating work areas is a key precaution against COVID-19 as more workers return to the normal workplace, according to a wide range of resources released for health and safety representatives and others.

WED
2:05PM

COVID vaccine mandate defended as "business decision"

Employer SPC has hit back at claims it failed to consult workers on its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination regime, stressing the mandate is a "business decision" to ensure the health and safety of staff and others.

THU
2:01PM

Dismissed HSR abused important WHS position

A commission full bench has upheld a finding that a health and safety representative was not entitled, under WHS laws, to be paid for attending the disciplinary meetings of a colleague, and his illegitimate attempt to claim this payment was an "abuse" of a "vitally important role".


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