A police officer accused of associating with the mafia, while investigating a high-profile murder, has failed in his Federal Court bid for workers' compensation for mental injuries he incurred from an internal investigation.
A major WHS audit, prompted by two scissor lift fatalities and a coronial inquest, has warned that introducing mobile plant to "reduce risk factors" can "present new ones", and outlined safety factors to consider when using elevating work platforms.
A worker who claims she was severely psychologically impaired by being bullied and harassed after making a statement to a taskforce investigating s-xist behaviour in her workplace, has been allowed to sue her former employer for damages.
PCBUs are likely to be forced to lift their safety game by a new WHS photo reporting app for workers. Meanwhile, safety alerts have been issued in three states, and the winners of a national work safety competition have been announced.
Three major employers have been applauded for rolling out defibrillators across their sites, while other workplaces have been urged to "do their bit", on the introduction of a South Australian Bill mandating the installation of the life-saving devices in certain buildings and vehicles.