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Queensland mine safety – Regulatory Impact Statement

Australia - September 20 2013 The Queensland Mine Safety Framework - Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement was released on 11 September 2013. The Regulatory Impact Statement…

Ashley Uren, Lindsay Carroll.

Fine doubled on appeal for safety manager’s failure to enforce agreed procedures

Australia - December 19 2012 In the recent decision of DPP v Coates Hire Operations Pty Ltd [2012] VSCA 131, the Victorian Court of Appeal considered the correct approach in sentencing when a fatality occurs because of a failure to enforce agreed safe methods of working.

Alena Titterton, Barry Sherriff, Michael Tooma, Siobhan Flores-Walsh.

Lessons for Australian PCBUs from the Pike River coal mine royal commission

Australia - December 19 2012 On 5 November 2012, the New Zealand Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy handed down its final report into the explosion at the Pike River Coal Mine which killed 29 men nearly two years ago.

Alena Titterton, Barry Sherriff, Michael Tooma, Siobhan Flores-Walsh.

Personal liability for work health and safety – who is an officer?

Australia - December 19 2012 Significant legal obligations are now being imposed on officers of corporations in jurisdictions where the model work health and safety laws have been enacted.

Alena Titterton, Barry Sherriff, Michael Tooma, Siobhan Flores-Walsh.

“Didn’t you get the memo?” – safety consequences of poor workplace communication

Australia - December 19 2012 It is no secret that risks in a workplace are multiplied when different parties working together in a workplace fail to develop effective safety communication processes.

Alena Titterton, Barry Sherriff, Michael Tooma, Siobhan Flores-Walsh.