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Q1 2022: Must-read legislation, caselaw and COVID review

The jailing of a business owner for industrial manslaughter, the commencement of a mirror WHS Act, legislative changes across most jurisdictions, and a host of judgments on work-related COVID matters, are just some of the issues covered by OHS Alert's first major review report of the year.


Criminal checks enabled by WHS Bill; and more

  • Criminal checks of safety representatives enabled by NSW WHS Bill; and
  • Injury-surveillance crackdown agreed to in Vic, in principle.

Enhanced risks assessments urged for carcinogen

A case report on a Scandinavian firefighter with melanoma has highlighted the dangers of a banned but still prevalent hazardous substance, and the need to assess the interaction of multiple workplace risk factors and the effectiveness of PPE.


COVID repeal Bill hits parliamentary inquiry hurdle

Police officers are among those who have applauded a parliamentary inquiry's call for the NSW Upper House to reject a Bill scrapping presumptive compensation for workers with COVID-19. The inquiry slammed the State Government's cost-blowout claims and its failure to properly consider alternatives to dumping the benefit.


PCBUs warned after $750k fine; Cancer controls urged; more

  • PCBUs told to protect volunteers, after $750k fatality fine;
  • More WHS controls demanded for World Cancer Day; and
  • Maintain up-to-date WHS knowledge with OHS Alert quarterlies.

Q4 2021: Legislation, caselaw and COVID review

An important ruling on the WHS consultation duties around COVID-19 vaccines, several reckless conduct cases and a string of legislative developments were among the safety and workers' comp highlights of the final quarter of 2021. Read this article for everything you need to know from the past three months.


OHS Alert highlights from the past three months

This is OHS Alert's final article of the year, and we're leaving you with a review of some of our most-viewed stories from the fourth quarter of 2021.

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