5 key issues for OHS professionals under the model WHS Act
Under the model Work Health Safety Act, organisations will have an obligation to any person that comes into contact with their business – regardless of the mode of engagement – and their OHS systems must subsequently protect all such individuals.
In the wake of the Kristy Fraser-Kirk v David Jones Ltd & Ors case, OHS professionals have a lot to offer organisations which are seeking to develop systems to identify and manage the potential for claims of sexual harassment and sex-based discrimination, according to a national law firm.
“Telling your workers to ‘be careful’ isn’t going to cut it”, according to WorkSafe Victoria’s executive director for health and safety, Ian Forsyth, who said there is little difference between the incident which kills and the one which is considered a close call.
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