Tag: workplace enforcement

 

Company charged over Southbank crane collapse

Following a comprehensive investigation into the crane collapse at 42 Balston St, Southbank in August 2015, WorkSafe has charged GC Crane Hire Pty Ltd, trading as General Cranes, with two breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. The charges, which have been filed in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, are: One charge contrary to […]

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 […]

Australia: Victorian OHS penalties set to top $3m: Now in line with rest of Australia

The maximum penalty for a company found to have recklessly endangered a person in a workplace under the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) has been doubled to more than $3 million. The Treasury and Finance Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (Treasury and Finance Bill) was passed with bi-partisan support by the Victorian […]

making you think from the heart, workplace safety great add

If your workers aren’t safe, then neither are you WorkSafe Victoria has launched a powerful new public awareness campaign showing the impact that a serious injury can have on a workplace. The campaign, which contrasts people experiencing typical, everyday frustrations against the trauma of serious workplace incidents, is aimed squarely at employers. According to WorkSafe […]

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