The Prosecution Problem By Greg Smith. First published here: https://www.waylandlegal.com.au/blog/the-prosecution-problem There is concerning trajectory in the current conversation about regulating health and safety in Australia. The conversation is almost exclusively focused on the consequences … [Read more...] about The Prosecution Problem
Great article by Health and Safety Lawyer Greg Smith recently published here on his blog: My Safety Thoughts. Look out for Greg’s new book, co-authored with Dr Rob Long: “Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk” – I’ve had a sneak preview and it is an absolute cracker! $450,000: Is … [Read more...] about $450,000: Is this what we want from prosecutions?
Rethinking safety prosecutions part 2 Update by Greg Smith – First published here Some time ago I wrote a post about the value of criminal prosecutions for safety breaches as part of effective safety management. The post is available HERE. A discussion about the nature of “safety prosecutions” … [Read more...] about Rethinking safety prosecutions part 2
Do we need to rethink safety prosecutions? A brilliant article by Greg Smith first published here Extract: I have seen a number of recent posts and comments on various sites, noting where company executives have been prosecuted and jailed for health and safety breaches. The general tone of the … [Read more...] about Do we need to rethink safety prosecutions?
DIRECTORS FINED FOR WORK INJURY AND FAILURE TO REPORT The two directors of an Yorke Peninsula manufacturing firm have been fined more than $56,000 plus costs over an incident in which a young worker was injured by a machine, and their failure to report that and another incident. Robert Venning Pty … [Read more...] about DIRECTORS FINED FOR WORK INJURY AND FAILURE TO REPORT