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Employer misconstrued term "returned to work"

The SA Workers Compensation Tribunal has found an employer that stopped paying workers' compensation to a partially incapacitated worker "misconstrued" the Act's meaning of the term "returned to work".

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NSW govt considering payroll and workers' comp reforms

The NSW government is considering moves to improve compliance and reduce workers' compensation and payroll tariffs by streamlining the definition of "worker" for the purposes of both systems.

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Drug testing no panacea

Drug testing is only one of many tools available to employers to improve OHS and employers should remain focussed on unsafe behaviour, rather than drug use, according to BHP Steel OHS and Risk manager, Dr Chris Darling.

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Employees should be consulted on drug policies

Workplace drug and alcohol policies tend to work better when developed in consultation with employees, according to Australian Industry Group senior adviser Stuart Gordon.

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Cemetery operator fined for crushing gravedigger

A recent case involving a gravedigger who was seriously injured when a grave collapsed highlights the need for employers to ensure below-ground work is properly shored.

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Alternate OHS conference recommends reforms

Construction industry unions that boycotted the Cole Royal Commission's OHS conference last week have put forward their own list of recommendations for improving OHS in the industry.

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Negligent law firm wins back damages

A workers' compensation law firm that was found negligent for failing to advise an injured worker of her right to sue at common law has won back $64,000 in damages.

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Email problem

OHS Alert's internet service provider has been experiencing some problems with its email server in recent days and some subscribers may not have received their news alerts. Emails generated from the site, such as the feedback form, have also been affected. 13101310The problem has now been rectified, however, if you haven't received a response to an email to us, please resubmit the relevant form or resend your email direct to subs@ohsalert.com.au.13101310We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.


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