Employers have a general duty to take reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of the workforce and to provide a safe place of work. Some of the practical steps that employers may consider include:
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.
Most of us would like to think no-one was harmed in the brewing of our favourite beer. That’s something to which Stone & Wood Brewing Co can attest, thanks to its emphasis on workplace safety at its northern NSW facilities.
A recent study showing workers injured early in their employment are more likely to file future workers compensation claims than other workers has experts weighing the root cause of repeat claims.
The operator of a tyre recycling facility has been convicted and fined $80,000 after a young father was left with life-changing injuries.
More than 100,000 serious workplace injuries still occur every year. These range from mental stress, to trips and falls, to collisions with objects.
Official workplace fatality figures from 2017 showed there were 43 deaths in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector that year, just three fewer than the 46 deaths in the transport and warehousing industry — yet agriculture employs half the number of people.
ATTA Quality Training Pty Ltd was convicted in Sunshine Magistrates Court after it pleaded guilty to 14 charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 of knowingly providing false information.
A training organisation, one specialising in workplace health and safety, has been fined $200,000 after it was found to have falsified training records for high-risk safety certifications.