Work Health & Safety is a legal regime to minimise risk, achieving this by imposing serious responsibilities in the workplace. Who bears this responsibility – who is an ‘officer’ – for the purposes of the Act?
This question may be determined by your organisation’s structure, custom and practice. Some organisations may not be fully aware of whom, among their team, must exercise this due diligence, in the eyes of the law.
In this sample content from Tooma’s Annotated Work Health and Safety Act 2011, Second Edition, Michael Tooma examines s.27 of the Act and the jurisprudence that has emerged in relation to this question.
In this and many other respects, the Work Health & Safety landscape is always evolving. Michael Tooma is Australia’s leading WH&S practitioner and has been annotating occupational safety legislation for many years. His specialist guidance makes this Second Edition of his signature work an essential resource.