July 2022

WorkSafe takes a second bite of the cherry

WorkSafe announced it filed charges against the body corporate of St. Basil’s Age Care, over alleged breaches to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, following the deadly Covid outbreak at its Fawkner residential aged care facility in 2020. The charges are set to be heard in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court next Monday on August 1.

Farm death

Worksafe is investigating a fatality in which a farm worker died after being crushed between a tip truck and a front end loader on a property at Cowwarr last week.

Dismissal for vaccination delay ruled unfair

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently found that the Commissioner of Public Employment unfairly dismissed an unvaccinated worker as it failed to allow the worker to obtain specialist medical advice following the worker’s family member suffering a severe adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine.


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