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Document ID (ISN)73592
CIS number 99-1491
ISSN - Serial title 0022-1856 - JIR - The Journal of Industrial Relations
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gunningham N.
Title Towards innovative occupational health and safety regulation
Bibliographic information June 1998, Vol.40, No.2, p.204-231. Bibl.ref.
Abstract The possibilities for designing efficient and effective occupational health and safety regulation for those enterprises that are not "best practice" performers are examined. In relation to this group, the article focuses on three main ways in which current regulatory approaches might be substantially improved: the allocation of regulatory resources; strategies for inspection and enforcement; and the use of management systems and legislation to control contractors and suppliers. Weaknesses in current arrangements are identified and recommendations are made for adopting a number of regulatory reforms and innovations drawing from experience internationally, or based on recent and important developments in regulatory theory, and on approaches constructed during the course of this research. Particular emphasis is placed on innovations such as focused inspections, the use of audit services, and the use of principal contractors as surrogate regulators. Topics: Australia; enforcement; labour inspection; legislation; national organization; penalties; role of labour inspection; subcontractors; training of OSH personnel.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; labour inspection; legislation; national organization
Descriptors (secondary) training of OSH personnel; enforcement; subcontractors; role of labour inspection; penalties
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) Labour inspection