Online platforms such as AirTasker and Uber are the focus of a new Victorian Government inquiry into the application and enforcement of OHS, workers’ compensation and other workplace laws. The
The “action level” for workplace noise exposure and the benefits of hearing protective devices vary between individuals, while noise controls must mitigate the risk of exposure to ototoxic chemicals, according
Directors of companies should consider themselves put on notice, regardless of their day-to-day business involvement after a new decision was handed down from the NSW Industrial Court. The court found
The number of asbestos-related deaths in NSW will soon dwarf the annual road toll, Ombudsman Bruce Barbour has warned in calling for a State-wide asbestos-eradication plan. But a medical breakthrough
A PCBU had a WHS duty to instruct a second, larger company to alter its workplace layout before sending its workers there, a judge has found in convicting the PCBU.
A court has reiterated that employers owe a duty of care to workers known to engage in “skylarking”. The observation came after a PCBU worker was found guilty of WHS
The Victorian Trades Hall Council has created a safety standard stating that employers must not expose workers to respirable silica dust at or above 0.025 milligrams per cubic metre on
A Victorian company recently charged with asbestos-related OHS breaches, and its two directors, have been handed near-maximum environment protection penalties for illegally dumping the hazardous substance at a Cairnlea site