Greg Smith

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Dreamworld: Queensland Government considering legal action after Thunder Rapids deaths

The Queensland Government is considering legal action against Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld following last year's fatal ride malfunction, which …

Australia

SafeWork SA review into failed prosecutions not made public as chief inspector leaves

SafeWork SA's chief inspector has left the organisation under unknown circumstances, as the State Government meets with families to try to explain …

Corruption

New Work Health and Safety Bill to protect workers

• ​McGowan Government approves development of a Work Health and Safety Bill<br>• Bill will modernise and consolidate workplace health and safety …

Union rallies against NT WorkSafe over alleged failure to investigate deaths

Northern Territory union members have rallied against NT WorkSafe, calling for the immediate resignation of its head, after a spate of accidents, …

Northern Territory

Demonstrating compliance: The SD Tillett case

I recently posted an article about the way health and safety is measured and reported in organisations. In the article, I argued that many of the …

All care no responsibility: What is the role of health and safety management?

I was recently involved is some discussion on LinkedIn about the liability of health and safety managers under health and safety legislation (link …

Health and Safety

Everything is Green: The delusion of health and safety reporting

Over the past 12 months, I have been engaged in a significant amount of health and safety “<i>assurance</i>” work, helping organisations to try and …

Health and Safety

Perth Airport worker in critical condition after fuel tanker mishap

A fuel tanker has struck a worker on the tarmac at Perth Airport, leaving him with critical injuries.<p>A Perth Airport spokeswoman said the man was an …

Ravensthorpe nickel mine fined over near-fatal sulphuric acid spill

The Canadian owners of the Ravensthorpe nickel mine in WA's south have been fined $40,000 after a near-fatal accident two years ago.<p>The Australian …

Pollution

Cricket Australia confirms female players are asked if they are pregnant

Cricket Australia confirms it does ask its female players to sign a contract saying they are not pregnant.<p>Cricket Australia and the players' …

Women injured as construction site gate falls on them in Adelaide

Two women were injured when a construction site gate fell on them on North Terrace in Adelaide.<p>Police said the two women were treated by paramedics …

Adelaide

Sentence reduced for Adelaide trucking boss Peter Colbert, jailed over faulty brakes death at Happy Valley

An Adelaide trucking company boss twice found guilty of manslaughter over a driver's death due to faulty brakes has had his sentence reduced.<p>Peter …

Trucking

Perth construction site worker dies after falling 13 floors down apartment block ventilation shaft

A 27-year-old female construction worker is dead after falling down a ventilation shaft at a building site in East Perth.<p>Construction, Forestry …

Luxury Lifestyle

Beers with a miner: podcaster shares the 'real' stories of life in the mining industry

Leanne Drew has been a miner in central Queensland for 13 years, and she's no stranger to how tough a career in the industry can be.<p>"I remember there …

Melbourne couple become first to be fined under Victoria's commercial solarium laws

A Melbourne husband and wife have become the first people to be convicted of running an illegal tanning salon in Victoria.<p>Clare and Jason Zahra were …

Work as it is actually performed: investigating when nothing happens

There has been some discussions and commentary in various online forums recently looking at the issue of “<i>positive</i>” incident investigations. Although …

Health and Safety

Teen apprentice killed by wall-frame collapse at Adelaide building site

A young man has died from injuries he sustained after wall framing collapsed on a building site in Adelaide, SafeWork SA says.<p>Emergency services were …

Construction Industry

Mining company admits workplace safety charge over Mt Lyell workers' deaths

Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT) has pleaded guilty to a workplace safety charge following the deaths of two underground employees at Mt Lyell in …

Workplace Safety

Investigation begins after construction worker killed at Uni of Canberra hospital worksite

Investigations are underway after a construction worker was killed by a falling crane while working at the University of Canberra Public Hospital …

Australian Universities

Training, supervision and the safe performance of work.

A recent NSW decision, Jurox Pty Ltd v Fullick [2016] NSWCA 180 has looked at the obligations of an employer to ensure that workers understand and …

Judiciary

Judge blasts 'convoluted' criminal law drafting

Speaking at the Victoria Law Foundation Law Oration last week, Justice Mark Weinberg said that poor legislative drafting has turned criminal law at …

Book Launch - Risky Conversations: The Law, Social Psychology and Risk

Join Dr Rob Long, Greg Smith and Craig Ashurst at the launch of our new book, <i>Risky Conversations: The Law, Social Psychology and Risk</i>.<p>Only limited …

Psychology

Worker killed in WA Goldfields mine site accident

A worker has been killed at a mine site in Western Australia's Goldfields.<p>The man died after a bridge collapsed from the top of a settling tank at …

Western Australia

NT prison authorities knew about shocking hood vision last year and defended it

The head of the juvenile prison system in the Northern Territory vigorously defended the use of a restraint chair on teenager Dylan Voller as long …

Crime

Exclusive: Chevron's giant Australia LNG plant facing union calls for safety checks

MELBOURNE/MILAN/LONDON - (Reuters) - Forced to shut its $54 billion Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant twice in its first five months, Chevron Corp now faces calls from union officials for a probe into the site’s safety.<p>An undated handout photo of Chevron's Gorgon LNG project located …

Environmentalism

Rules will not be followed – and you are expected to deal with that

I recently posted an article entitled <i>The Safety Paradox and the challenge of health and safety assurance</i> which generated quite a lot of discussion on …

Management

Video presentation folder

One of the features of this blog as it has developed over time are the video presentations looking at various health and safety topics.<p>These videos …

Health and Safety

Health and safety assurance

For anyone looking to challenge their understanding of whether safety management “<i>works</i>” in their organisation, I have put together a short 3 and …

The Safety Paradox and the challenge of health and safety assurance

I am currently working on a new book on practical health and safety assurance, which I hope to have out by the end of the year, but I recently came …

Health and Safety

Holly Raper: Tasmanian farmers ordered to pay legal costs of British backpacker hurt in quad bike crash

A Tasmanian farming couple has been ordered to pay the legal costs of a British backpacker left a quadriplegic after an accident on their King Island …

United Kingdom