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Industrial Manslaughter

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Local government officers and senior executives face increasing scrutiny in Work Health and Safety (WHS) prosecutions

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Content

Local government officers and senior executives face increasing scrutiny in Work Health and Safety (WHS) prosecutions and a need for greater diligence due to the strengthened industrial manslaughter laws under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) (QLD WHS Act). While these changes do not alter the scope of duties, they significantly increase exposure to penalties.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested!

Learning Outcomes 

The webinar will delve into the risks posed to officers, councillors, and senior executives in local government. Topics will include:

  • The implications of recent industrial manslaughter prosecutions and increasing targeting by the WHS Prosecutor.

  • The broad definition of "senior officer" and its application to local government CEOs      and senior managers.

  • Key practical steps for demonstrating WHS due diligence, such as incorporating WHS into executive meetings, addressing raised issues, maintaining contact with key WHS roles, receiving periodic WHS reports, engaging with staff on WHS matters, and ensuring adequate budgets for WHS issues.

Facilitator

McCullough Robertson Lawyers


Cameron Dean, Partner

Cameron has significant experience in employment and industrial law matters in the public sector, with extensive experience dealing with issues in both blue and white collar aspects of public sector operations. Cameron also heads up the Workplace Health and Safety Team and has specialist skills in dealing with health and safety matters.


Karl Christensen, Employment Relations and Safety Legal Adviser

Karl is a member of McCullough Robertson’s Employment Relations and Safety Team who advises on work health and safety (WHS) matters in a range of industries. He is involved in defending a number of prosecutions by the independent WHS Prosecutor and regularly provides front end WHS compliance advice. Prior to his legal career, Karl was a WHS Manager involved in several major public infrastructure projects across Brisbane.

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