Tag: unsafe workplace

 

Benefits of safe design

Safe by design has the greatest impact to ensure peoples safety and reduce your business risks. Benefits of safe design A key benefit of safe design is that physical, biomechanical and psychosocial hazards can be identified and risks eliminated or reduced before they are introduced into a workplace. Opportunities to eliminate risks are often more cost-effective […]

Wrong direction? Sending employees to medical examinations

Do you know when you can – and when you cannot – issue an employee with a direction to attend a medical examination? The right for an employer to direct an employee to attend a medical examination is not always reasonable or warranted in the circumstances, and the recent Fair Work Commission case of Cole […]

Capsized barge disaster ends in fines of $600,000

A company that overloaded a barge which capsized on the Patterson River, throwing three workers into the water and seriously injuring one of them, was convicted and fined a total of $600,000 in the County Court last week. Thiess Services Pty Ltd was fined for two breaches of the 2004 OHS Act following two incidents […]

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