Enforceable Undertakings: An Alternative

Alena Titterton writes:

Being charged with an offence by a Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspector does not necessarily have to mean a continued prosecution.

The Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 (Qld) (the WHS Act) allows corporations to enter into Enforceable Undertakings (EU) with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) as an alternative to pleading guilty in a WHS prosecution.

Enforceable undertakings are considered by WHSQ as a medium level sanction within the range of enforcement options available to the Department.

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