Work Place Safety

August 1, 2011

Work Place Safety : Fall & Fatality and $190,000 in Fines

The NSW Industrial Court has recently handed down fines totalling $190,000 following the prosecution of a company involved in a breach of the Occupational Health and Safety Act,2000 in connection with the death […]
May 15, 2012

Company Director’s OH&S Duties

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the WHSA), which commenced on 1 January 2012, and the recent Western Australia Supreme Court decision in Keating v Fry [2012] WASC 15, are timely reminders […]
April 16, 2013

Property Owners face million-dollar fines

The Work Health & Safety Act 2011 came into force at the beginning of the year in South Australia and Tasmania, following in the footsteps of NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory and ACT.  It […]
December 6, 2013

New Workplace Bullying Laws

On 1st January 2014, new workplace bullying laws will form part of the Fair Work Act 2009. The Fair Work Commission is expecting there will be 3,500 plus applications made to the Fair […]
August 4, 2014

Vital Questions for WH&S Compliance

SIX QUESTIONS 1. Have you inspected your workplace and produced a written risk management programme to eliminate or minimise hazards? 2. Do you have a written risk management system for WHS and Workers […]
October 3, 2014

Zero Tolerance for Drugs and Alcohol? Think Again!

The Fair Work Commission recently caught employers by surprise when it reinstated an employee who had been dismissed when he tested positive to marijuana use after crashing a ferry into a Sydney Harbour […]