The Guide to the Assessment of the Degree of Permanent Impairment is a legislative instrument that Comcare may vary or revoke under section 28 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) — subject to the approval of the Minister. The guide is used in the assessment of entitlements under sections 24 to 27 of the SRC Act.
When Melbourne beverage distributor Shaun Mays took a Lite Trucks Expresso hand truck out for a trial run, it saved him so much time and effort that he never gave it back. Three years on, he says it has saved him money, too
Fosters Wine Estates and electrical contractor Integrated Quality Electrical Systems were both recently fined by the SA Industrial Relations Court, over an incident in March 2005 which left a 21-year-old man with severe and disabling abdominal injuries.
Safety laws providing for the operation of forklifts, cranes, boom lifts and other high-risk equipment have changed, requiring current ‘ticket’ holders to transfer to the new Licence to Perform High Risk Work.
The Federal Magistrates Court has fined the Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU) $35,000 and an official $7000 for misusing OHS as a reason for industrial action.
Regulations are laws made by the Governor in Council (not Parliament) under authority granted by the OHS Act
The shire of Wellington in Gippsland has been committed to stand trial in the County Court after pleading not guilty to a charge laid under the OHS Act 2004.
For Stuart Kenny, managing director of the Ausclad Group of Companies (AGC), supporting a workplace event to recognise Safe Work Australia Week is a top priority
Australian warehouses are approaching their busiest time of year and unless steps are taken now to control manual handling risks, someone could get hurt
A Kerang business owner has been fined $50,000, without conviction, in the County Court after an employee was crushed and later died when an excavator bucket suddenly closed on him in June last year.