Fines imposed upon two PCBUs have been increased to almost $1million this week, following appeals. The NSW Attorney-General has impressed upon PCBUs the importance of workplace safety and has reiterated
Proposed WHS amendments that could increase maximum fines by more than 90 per cent and explicitly ban insurance against penalties have been principally supported by the Federal Government. Following last
More than a decade after James Hardie made headlines for failing to protect workers from asbestos material it knew would harm them, the company is back in court.
An incident in 2013, in which an 18-year-old worker’s skull was pierced by a steel bar has resulted in the construction company in control of the site being fined $90,000.
The NSW Court of Appeal has found that a company failed to protect its workers from the risk of falling objects, and is solely liable for a man’s permanent brain