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The definition of workplace violence covers a broad range of actions and behaviours that create a risk to the health and safety of all workers. Examples include:

  • biting, spitting, scratching, hitting, kicking
  • punching, pushing, shoving, tripping, grabbing
  • throwing objects
  • verbal threats
  • aggravated assault
  • any form of indecent physical contact
  • threatening someone with a weapon or armed robbery.
A BHP work Christmas party had disastrous outcomes for employees after one punched a supervisor

BHP work Christmas party that went horribly wrong

A recent case of the Fair Work Commission involving two BHP workers reportedly punching a ‘noticeably drunk’ supervisor in the face at the Moranbah Bowls Club has highlighted the...

FIFO worker murder

FIFO Worker accused of murder named

UPDATED: A FIFO worker accused of murdering his colleague at a Western Australian mine has been remanded in custody to appear in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on November 27. Troy Adam Hausler...

a murder at a mine site has sent Pilbara Minerals into a trading halt

Police charge FIFO worker over murder at mine site

Western Australian Police have charged a FIFO worker at a Western Australian mine associated with the murder of another man at a mine site. Western Australia Police confirmed this morning that...

Fight at mine site

Fight at West Australian mine ends in death

A fight at a Western Australian Lithium mine following a pre-start meeting has ended in a one worker dead and another in Police custody. Homicide Police have commenced an investigation into the...

Guide to Preventing Workplace Violence Released

A guide on how to prevent and respond to violence in the workplace has been released by SafeWork SA. The guide Preventing and Responding to Work-Related Violence (PDF 247 kb) has...