|Document ID (ISN)||104544|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Haines F., Hall A.
||The law and order debate in OHS
||June 2004, Vol.20, No.3, p.263-273. 67 ref.
||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.
||responsibilities of employers; criminal liability; fatalities
||comment on law; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Criminal liability in OSH