Following recent legislative amendments, serious Resources Safety and Health prosecutions in Queensland will be referred to the independent WHS Prosecutor.
Queensland has implemented Australia's toughest mine safety laws, and established a resources safety and health authority, to protect workers in the resources sector.
Negligent Victorian employers now face fines of up to $16 million if they fail to ensure that employees are protected from incidents that result in death.
The Victorian Building Authority has taken enforcement action against 12 unlicensed or unregistered plumbers, following inspections across the Gippsland region.
Queensland's first sentence for industrial manslaughter has been handed down, with an auto wrecking yard fined $3 million following the death of a worker.
The Federal Safety Commissioner's Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme has achieved a notable milestone, with 500 companies now accredited.
The NSW Parliament has increased penalty amounts for all WHS offences, and prohibited insurance and indemnity arrangements, as part of new amended NSW WHS laws.
The METS Regional Innovation Accelerator Program has been introduced in Victoria to help regionally based mining businesses fast-track safety product innovation.
British research by IOSH has found that shift workers who work night shifts are 25–30% more at risk of injury than those who work day shifts.
Four senior miners have joined the body that sets and maintains the standards for safety roles in Queensland's mines.
An independent inquiry has found a range of structural and design issues with Paradise Dam in Bundaberg, detailed in a 563-page Commission report.
A building company and its subcontractors have been fined a total of $620,000 after one worker was killed and another injured at a construction site in Sydney.
A retired judge and an expert in coalmine safety will lead an inquiry into over 40 gas incidents in Queensland's underground coalmines since mid-2019.
A SARS-CoV-2 vaccine would necessitate a reconsideration of WHS policies, such as whether employees should undergo vaccination before returning to the workplace.