WorkSafe Victoria is investigating numerous private security firms who were subcontracted to guard guests in the state’s bungled hotel quarantine program.
Apart from ensuring that employees had the technology and resources necessary to work from home, the biggest concern for many was work health and safety. Work health and safety obligations continue to operate while employees are working from home, and employers must be careful to implement strategies to help discharge these obligations in the absence of physical control over the employee’s workspace.
A coronavirus outbreak at a Melbourne law firm is being probed following claims from a number of workers about its coronavirus practices.
OH&S has never been more important in the industy than it has been in 2020. Monit has been providing panel shops with workplace health and safety (WHS) solutions for over 20 years, with its latest Virtual Consultant App being a world first.
Second case was identified on 26 April, but workers say they were not offered masks until 30 April
The WA State government is planning an urgent Farm Safety Summit to improve workplace safety in the agriculture sector.
The AFL season could have a lifeline in ‘quarantine hubs’ around the country, and if the campaign is to get back underway, then the players will need to make sacrifices.
Is a working-from-home injury (or even death) compensable under the workers compensation scheme? The Court of Appeal has examined these issues in the following case.
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic presents a multitude of challenges for businesses of all shapes and sizes, not least of which is their primary responsibility and concern to protect the health and welfare of their workforce.
We’re living in a whole new world. As many workers have shifted to a home office or are under stay-at-home orders, there are legal questions about who is responsible for the worker’s health and safety. The corona virus pandemic has brought into focus the many new and different risks faced by businesses and workers alike as we enter into a new working landscape.
Quad bike suppliers are pulling out of Australia in the lead-up to new safety legislation, but farmers and graziers remain divided on the measures.
According to the survey, low pay, a lack of hours and unsafe conditions are causing stress, marriage breakdown, financial hardship, horrific injuries and even near-death incidents for Jetstar workers.
A Qantas employee has been taken to hospital after suffering a head injury at Perth Airport.
Less than a week after another mining death in Queensland, questions are being raised about how fatal incidents should be prosecuted.
A man who allegedly built up illegal stockpiles of dangerous chemicals at five warehouses in Melbourne’s north has been hit with 55 charges and will face court in the new year.