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Document ID (ISN)110893
CIS number 10-0463
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Phillips K.
Title National harmonisation of OHS law: The challenge for NSW
Bibliographic information Aug. 2009. Vol.25, No.4, p.319-327. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract The various issues raised by the need to harmonize OSH legislation across Australia including state-to-state differences in the responsibilities of employers and employees, the interpretation of "reasonable practicability" and the application of the presumption of guilt are discussed, in light of the specific case of a coal mine disaster in New South Wales.
Descriptors (primary) New South Wales; underground mining; analysis of accident causes; legislation; role of government; coal mining
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; responsibilities of employers; responsibilities of employees; criminal liability; legal aspects; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Framework legislation
Mining and quarrying