Tri-Peaks webinar series: Victoria’s New Workplace Manslaughter Laws from 1 July 2020

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Tri-Peaks webinar series: Victoria’s New Workplace Manslaughter Laws from 1 July 2020

27 May @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

The new industrial manslaughter laws have been added to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (OHS Act). They will result in a much greater spotlight on compliance with existing OHS laws, as well as introducing a new particular offence of industrial manslaughter.

The new laws will attract the highest penalty in the OHS Act, introducing maximum fines of approx. $16.5m for employers and jail terms of up to 20 years and fines of up to $1.65m for officers whose actions or omissions:

  • cause the death of a worker or member of the public;
  • involve a breach of an OHS duty;
  • were negligent.

This webinar will consider the scope of the new laws and how organisations can prepare for them.

Speaker:

Steve Bell, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Steve is a leading work health and safety lawyer. He works with clients to proactively manage risk and defends criminal prosecutions arising from serious workplace incidents.

Registration: emma.fenby@cfecfw.asn.au

Date and Time: Wednesday 27 May 12:30-1:30pm

Details

Date:
27 May
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
mailto:emma.fenby@cfecfw.asn.au

Venue

ZOOM

Organiser

Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
Email:
emma.fenby@cfecfw.asn.au