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Enforcing Upstream: Australian Health andSafety Inspectors and Upstream DutyHolders

Bluff, Elizabeth; Johnstone, Richard; McNamara, Maria; Quinlan, Michael


The �new style� occupational health and safety legislation implemented in Australia from the late 1970s changed the character of OHS legal obligations, establishing general duties supported by process, performance and, more rarely, specification standards,1 and extending obligations to those who propagate risks as designers, manufacturers, importers or suppliers � the �upstream duty holders�. This article examines how OHS agencies inspect and enforce OHS legislation upstream, drawing on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Labour Law


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