Contributor: Peter Rozen, Barrister
Employers and employees have safety obligations and joint participation in determining safe conditions and a stop-work option. It is a criminal offence to victimise employees who are active in asserting these rights. Unions can get an entry permit from the court to inspect and investigate workplaces. Improvement or prohibition notices may be issued, and penalties apply. Other issues include bullying and chemicals at work.
This section includes the following topics:
- Relevant legislation
- Obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Implementation procedures
- Other workplace issues