An Adelaide woman has won workers compensation because of a throat injury caused by the use of hand sanitiser at the school she worked at from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The party has promised to review and update the current laws, which were last reviewed in 2001. The aim is to make sure that the laws are up to date and fit for purpose and has said that they mean to make changes to the way WHS laws are enforced in Australia.
A coroner has warned of the dangers of jacking fully-laden trucks after the tragic workplace-related death of a Tasmanian judo champion.
A transport company in Tasmania was not complying with workplace health and safety regulations when a workshop assistant suffered a serious head injury while repairing a fully laden log truck.
As the boundaries between work and life became increasingly blurred over the last two years, people experienced a significant impact on mental health; however, the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace has remained, with researchers from UNSW Business School revealing that prevention is a crucial aspect of addressing mental health in the workplace, starting …
A Victorian coroner investigating a man’s death in hotel quarantine says the lack of planning for such a high-risk program was most unsatisfactory.
A man is in hospital after he accidentally stabbed himself in the head while working at a chicken farm near Bendigo.
Just how common are amputations in Australia? They’re actually more common than you might think. Amputees represent 1 in every 1,000 individuals in Australia, and about 1 lower limb amputation is performed somewhere in the country every hour.
A North East winery owner has been fined and ordered to pay costs of more than $12,500 after a worker badly injured his hand.
A man has died after being crushed by a forklift at an industrial site in western Sydney.
A 59-year-old truck driver has died after being crushed by a falling gate at a Dandenong South depot.
WorkSafe ACT is investigating a serious safety incident at the Groovin the Moo festival on Sunday 24 April in which a worker fell from a height greater than five metres and suffered significant but non-life-threatening injuries.
In recent weeks, WorkSafe ACT has been noticeably busier than usual. Prohibition notices and improvement notices have been issued to schools, play centres and the Territory’s secure mental health unit, Dhulwa.
WorkSafe ACT has launched an enquiry into a children’s play centre, after a child fell from “a significant height,” suffering minor injuries over the Easter long weekend.
An employer has been found vicariously liable for the sexual harassment and assault of a female beauty therapist and ordered to pay $150,000 in damages, after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the Tribunal) found the employer’s response “manifestly” inadequate.