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    DescriptionThe new Work Health and Safety uniform laws impose extensive obligations on those who conduct a business or undertaking to ensure the safety of anyone who may be affected by the operation of the business or undertaking. These obligations are not confined to the safety of employees and will cover customers, members of the public and even trespassers across most of Australia. Directors and managers are particularly vulnerable under the new law. There are hundreds of provisions which create penalties, many of them criminal. Conviction will expose defendants to large fines, costs orders and in some cases imprisonment. Authored by the Hon Francis Marks, former Judge of the Industrial Court of New South Wales, and industrial law specialists Deborah Dinnen and Lauren Fieldus, this book describes obligations under the law in clear and concise language and explains what needs to be done to comply with them.


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    Title
    The New Work Health and Safety Legislation
    Subtitle
    A Practical Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Francis Marks, By (author) Deborah Dinnen, By (author) Lauren Fieldus
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 348 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781862879140
    ISBN 10: 1862879141
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27780
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    LC classification: K
    Ingram Subject Code: LE
    Libri: I-LE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    B&T General Subject: 490
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11, 74
    BISAC V2.8: LAW000000, LAW001000
    Abridged Dewey: 340
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BIC subject category V2: LNHH, 1MBF
    DC22: 344.940465
    DC23: 344.940465
    Thema V1.0: LNHH
    Publisher
    Federation Press
    Imprint name
    Federation Press
    Publication date
    18 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Annandale, NSW
    Author Information
    Francis Marks, known by everyone except his late mother as Frank, recently retired after almost 20 years as a Judge of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW, where he spent some time hearing prosecutions under the former NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act. He previously practised as a solicitor for 30 years specialising in labour law, insurance law and aviation law. He has held lecturing positions at a number of universities, and is the author of a number of legal texts. He is now practising as a mediator and arbitrator, and is an Acting Judge in the District Court of NSW. Deborah Dinnen is a Barrister at 6 and 7 St Jamesa (TM) Hall Chambers, Sydney. She specialises in employment and industrial law, administrative law, human rights, and regulatory matters. Until she was called to the Bar in March 2011, Deborah worked as a solicitor at the Australian Government Solicitor, where she advised and appeared for government departments and agencies in a broad range of practise areas. Earlier in her career, Deborah was tipstaff to her co-author, Frank Marks, when he was a judicial member of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission. Deborah has extensive experience in complex statutory interpretation and regularly appears as an advocate in NSW and Federal Courts and Tribunals. Lauren Fieldus is a practising solicitor at Wotton + Kearney, specialising in Industrial Special Risks, Directors & Officers and Professional Indemnity Insurance. Lauren advises insurance companies on issues of indemnity and liability as well as assisting in the resolution of disputes through mediation and court processes. Before being admitted, Lauren was a tipstaff to co-author Frank Marks, when he was a judicial member of the Industrial Relations Commission. In this role, Lauren gained an in-depth knowledge of the way courts interpret and enforce work, health and safety legislation and the obligations imposed on those who choose to operate their own business or undertaking.
    Review quote
    The Honourable Frank Marks is one of the best-qualified persons I know to write a text on occupational health and safety law...Because the new laws have such a broad reach -- affecting anyone who conducts a business or undertaking, officers of corporations, workers and customers and members of the public who may be present in a workplace -- this book has wide appeal...The beauty of the book is that it is written in plain language by someone with years of practical experience and with an eye to what is important for those directly impacted by the legislation. - From the Foreword by Justice Roger Boland, President, Industrial Court of New South Wales A refreshingly practical and common sense overview of the new safety regime. The book dissects the many obligations and complex requirements of work health and safety law into easily understood pieces. The authors deliberately adopt the standpoint of participants in an enterprise who are charged with applying the new laws in practice. Therefore the target readership for the book are not other lawyers, but people who are more likely to be their clients. For this reason it is an excellent resource for all 'hands on' practitioners, but particularly human resource and safety managers in small and medium sized businesses. - Alex Bukarica, Director - Legal & Industrial, CFMEU Mining and Energy Division
    Table of contents
    Introduction General principles applying to all duties Acquiring licences, registration and permissions Dealing with work health and safety issues Codes of practice Construction work Working from home, home offices and home base Additional protection for workers and others against discrimination, coercion, inducement and misrepresentation Notification of incidents and legal professional privilege Investigations Enforcement Index