New workplace laws – psychosocial risks

In August, we prepared an update on the new model Code of Practice: Managing psychosocial hazards at work, and explained why retailers should take note of the new Code. Since this update, NSW and QLD have introduced new workplace laws detailing employer duties to identify, prevent, and manage psychosocial risks. Similar laws are pending in VIC and are due to commence in early 2023.

Retailer fails to prevent fall

On 16th August 2022, a hardware store pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the health and safety of its workers. The company’s sole director also pleaded guilty to failing to exercise due diligence.

Managing psychosocial risks in the workplace

On the 1st August, Safe Work Australia published its model Code of Practice: Managing psychosocial hazards at work. The Code follows a recommendation made by Marie Boland (Boland Report, 2018-2019) […]

Gendered violence is a workplace risk

“Every Victorian has the right to go to work and be treated with dignity, respect and fairness whatever their sex, gender or sexual orientation.” – Natalie Hutchins, Parliamentary Secretary for […]

Five Steps to Ladder Safety

Falls from ladders have resulted in a number of significant and fatal injuries, even when working at low heights, across Australia. In 2018, a clothing store worker was awarded $235,000 […]

A spotlight on consultation requirements

Workplace vaccine mandates have become a contentious issue for businesses and workers in recent months. A recent decision handed down by the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC), […]