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Document ID (ISN)104544
CIS number 06-35
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Haines F., Hall A.
Title The law and order debate in OHS
Bibliographic information June 2004, Vol.20, No.3, p.263-273. 67 ref.
Abstract This article explores the trend towards greater criminalization of breaches of occupational safety and health (OSH) responsibilities, particularly when a death results. However, it is argued that there is no strong evidence to suggest that offences such as industrial manslaughter will act as a deterrent to those tolerating or explicitly condoning poor OSH standards. The motives behind this criminalization are analysed from a sociological and criminological perspective and elements of criminal law relevant to organizational criminal liability are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) responsibilities of employers; criminal liability; fatalities
Descriptors (secondary) comment on law; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Criminal liability in OSH