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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An Introduction to Safety @ Work

Michael Tooma writes:

Welcome to Safety @ Work; a blog for those with an interest in health and safety at work.

This blog aims to create a forum for discussion on OHS developments in law, practice and enforcement. Securing the health and safety of people at work is not just a legal obligation, it is a moral and ethical responsibility of everyone at work. By promoting robust discussion on OHS practice through this blog we hope we can further this aim, if only incrementally.

We hope you enjoy reading Safety @ Work.

Stay Safe!