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Document ID (ISN)110891
CIS number 10-0461
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Winder C.
Title The development of OHS legislation in Australia
Bibliographic information Aug. 2009. Vol.25, No.4, p.277-287. 34 ref.
Abstract This article reviews the development of OSH legislation in Australia, from case law in the 1800s, duty of care in the 1900s to performance-based legislation in the 1970s. It is argued that the next need is to harmonize legislation across Australian States.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; occupational safety and health; legislation; role of government
Descriptors (secondary) conditions of work; workmen's compensation; history
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) Framework legislation