Posts Tagged ‘WorkSafe’

$466k in fines for company failing to provide safe plant

A Victorian road maintenance company has been fined the maximum penalty after the death of a driver in 2017. The company and its owner plead guilty under Victoria’s OHS Act to the charge of failing to provide and maintain safe plant. The company received a fine of $388,650 while the owner was fined $77,730, the…

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Charges laid over alleged chemical stockpiles

A Victorian company has been charged with a number of offences under the Dangerous Goods Act regarding the storage of chemical stockpiles across three different warehouses. WorkSafe Victoria has charged the company with five aggravated offences under the act. WorkSafe Victoria has alleged that at each of the three sites; “the company knew, or ought…

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Builder Fined $850,000 After Worker Fall

A Builder has been fined $850,000 after a worker fell to their death on a residential site where no SWMS was prepared or adhered to. According to WorkSafe Victoria, the company pleaded guilty to a single charge of “failing to ensure that persons other than employees were not exposed to risks to their health and…

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Victorian Employers Must Inform WorkSafe of COVID Cases

New regulations mean Victorian employers are now required to immediately notify WorkSafe should they become aware a worker has a confirmed positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosis. These new regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act aim to help WorkSafe reduce health and safety risks in the workplace due to COVID-19. Quickly reporting positive cases and…

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NT Workers warned of heat stress for coming months

WorkSafe NT has warned workers and employers in the Northern Territory to prepare for the coming summer, as the Bureau of Meteorology has forecast higher-than-average temperatures for the next three months. The Bureau has also noted that there is an increased risk of heatwaves to accompany the heat. Exposure to high temperatures and humidity can…

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