Company fined for failing to report notifiable incident

Reported by Haydee | 19 Aug, 2013

A welding company was fined in the Darwin Court of Summary Jurisdiction for breaches under the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act and the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act. The company was fined $58,225 for failing to have compulsory insurance and $16,000 for failing to report a notifiable incident after one of its …

Australian spies soon to be exempted from Work Health and Safety Act

Reported by Haydee | 20 Mar, 2013

The Australian Secret Intelligence Service officers could blow their cover by wearing safety vests  which require them to do so under the workplace safety rules. Their jobs may be different from the usual but they are required to follow occupational health and safety laws. Because of this, the Australian Government is now working to exempt Australian …

Asbestos contamination in a Kuranda construction site confirmed

Reported by Haydee | 08 Jun, 2012

Asbestos has been confirmed at a construction site in Kuranda which was shut down this week. According to The Cairns Post, the State Government is considering fining the firms involved. A spokesperson from the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland said the presence of asbestos in the building was confirmed by testing at a laboratory accredited …