|Document ID (ISN)||73592|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0022-1856 - JIR - The Journal of Industrial Relations
|Convention or series no.
||Towards innovative occupational health and safety regulation
||June 1998, Vol.40, No.2, p.204-231. Bibl.ref.
||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.
||Australia; labour inspection; legislation; national organization
||training of OSH personnel; enforcement; subcontractors; role of labour inspection; penalties
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work