Victoria’s new Workplace Manslaughter laws will come into effect by 1 July 2020. The penalties are the toughest in Australia, with fines of up to $16.5 million for body corporates, and a jail term of up to 20 years for individuals.
It is now necessary for organisations to turn their attention towards compliance.
Employers ensure policies, systems and processes are fit for purpose, put in practice and working as intended to deliver the right safety outcomes.
But how can employers ensure the right safety outcomes are met under the conditions made by the new laws?
The event will bring together legal and OHS experts to provide answers and solutions to key questions and challenges, including:
- Detailed analysis of the new laws in Victoria and the circumstances they can be applied
- What the shift from ‘recklessness’ to ‘negligence’ means for employers
- Developments in industrial manslaughter legislation across Australian jurisdictions
- An update on Australia’s first Industrial Manslaughter case in Queensland
- The courtroom experience in the event of a prosecution
- Critical steps during incident response
- Review workplace risks and systems
- Workplace Manslaughter and COVID-19
- The role of the regulator, and powers to investigate and prosecute
Small Company, Big Business, and Expert Reference Panel, Safety Leadership at Work Program, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Work Health and Safety Prosecutor, Office of the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor Queensland
Partner, Mills Oakley
Partner, Clyde & Co
Senior EHS consultant, Anitech Consulting
Associate Professor Neil Foster
University of Newcastle, and Author, WHS Law in Australia, OHS Body of Knowledge
Partner, Moray & Agnew