New laws planned to improve work safety

Company directors and managers could face up to 5 years in prison and a $3 million fine for recklessly endangering workers in a new Health and Safety Reform Bill introduced to Parliament on 10 March 2014.

The bill would make businesses more responsible for ensuring their workplace is safe, which will be particularly important in contractor-dominated sectors like forestry. It will also improve worker participation to ensure workers know how to keep themselves and their colleagues safe.

Published in consumer and occupational safety.