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NT executives can face life imprisonment under new industrial manslaughter laws

Workplace health & safety regulations

The NT government has said it will introduce industrial manslaughter laws in the state within one year. Under these new laws, company officers found guilty of conduct that negligently or recklessly causes the death of a worker can face a […]

By Portner Press on August 20th, 2019

Boral enters into enforceable undertaking with SafeWork NSW

Workplace health & safety regulations

The recent enforceable undertaking entered into by Boral highlights how tackling new and emerging risks in an industry can present as an attractive offering to a regulator. Boral were involved in a serious incident in 2016, when bearing housing collapsed […]

By Michael Selinger on August 16th, 2019

Your questions answered: Does workers’ compensation insurance cover travel between worksites?

Workers' Compensation

Q Are our workers covered if they have an accident while riding share bikes (e.g Lime bikes) while travelling from our office to a work or construction site? Would our company also have a public liability claim to deal with […]

By Portner Press on August 13th, 2019

Your questions answered: How high can we stack empty pallets?

Workplace health & safety regulations

Q What is the height restriction/distance from wall allowance for empty CHEP pallet storage stacking? This is placed at the end of the warehouse where there is forklift traffic and minimal pedestrian traffic. We are based in South Australia. A […]

By Portner Press on August 8th, 2019

Should businesses be able to insure against WHS penalties?

Workplace health & safety regulations

The debate about whether businesses and individuals should be able to insure against or be indemnified for WHS penalties will increase following the recommendation in the recent WHS Review to outlaw such insurance. The debate is even more critical with […]

By Portner Press on August 1st, 2019

OHS training company fined $200k for fraud

Workplace health & safety regulations

WorkSafe Victoria has convicted and fined an occupational health and safety training provider for falsifying records. Sunshine Magistrates’ Court heard that ATTA Quality Training Services Pty Ltd had falsified notices of assessment for students who attended forklift and basic scaffolding […]

By Portner Press on July 30th, 2019

Contractor fined $450K for failing to manage ‘glaringly obvious’ fall risk

Workplace health & safety regulations

A principal contractor has been convicted and fined $450,000 for failing to manage a “glaringly obvious” fall risk at a construction site, which led to a worker’s death. NSW District Court Judge Wendy Strathdee found Sitao (Tom) Zhang, director of […]

By Portner Press on July 23rd, 2019

Your questions answered: What are notifiable incidents in an aged care home?

Workplace health & safety regulations

Q Could you please advise on whether we need to notify the health and safety regulator in the following two scenarios? If an aged care home is subjected to an outbreak of influenza or gastro where the origin or cause […]

By Portner Press on July 23rd, 2019

Your questions answered: What manual handling training do disability support workers need?

Workplace health & safety regulations

Q Please could you tell me the basic requirements needed for disability support workers to commence working with us in in regards to manual handling training with customers? Our organisation is based in Queensland. A From a work health and […]

By Portner Press on July 12th, 2019

Your questions answered: What are the health and safety requirements for a small business?

Workplace health & safety regulations

Q Could you please advise what the requirements for a small business are in relation to the need for health & safety policies?  Which policies should we have in place for our staff? A Generally, most workplaces should at least […]

By Portner Press on July 11th, 2019