Employers owe employees an obligation to keep the workplace safe, whether it is via the common law where a duty of care is owed to all employees, or through statutory obligations. Occupational health and safety (OHS) is an important responsibility and employers must make sure that the standard of care owed to all workers is met no matter the industry.

Whether you’re an employer or an employee, if you have any OHS related inquiry, you can consult a legal practitioner using the FindLaw Directory to ensure that any questions or concerns regarding OHS matters are dealt with appropriately.

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News Items matching OHS

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Concrete producer fined $70k for worker injury

Date: 24 Jul 2013, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, OHS

SafeWork SA announced the South Australian Industrial Court has fined Boral Hollostone Masonry $70,000 plus legal fees after a worker sustained injuries...

Mining maintenance company fined $90,000 over injuries to apprentice

Date: 10 Aug 2011, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, OHS

The WA Department of Commerce announced that a Boulder mining maintenance company has been fined $90,000 (and ordered to pay $3654.50 in costs) over an...

Qld: New partnership to address suicide in the building industry

Date: 13 Oct 2009, Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Building & Construction law, Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, OHS, Industrial Relations

Queensland Public Works Minister Robert Schwarten, said that the Queensland Building Services Authority (BSA) and OzHelp Queensland have joined forces...

Articles matching OHS

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Can a person be summarily dismissed from their job due to drunkenness or drugs?

Date: 31 Aug 2017, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, OHS, Employment Law

Australian employees enjoy a number of robust protections from unfair dismissal. However, there may be instances where the behaviour of the individual...

What duty of care do Australian employers owe employees?

Date: 24 Mar 2017, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, OHS

Australian workplace occupational health and safety laws and employer duty of care.

Bah! Humbug! An employer’s guide to the silly season

Date: 01 Dec 2016, Filed under: OHS, Discrimination, Harassment, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Law

It’s the most wonderful time of the year according to the popular jingle by Andy Williams, but for many employers Christmas and Christmas parties are fraught...


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