In this issue: we look at the circumstances surrounding the prosecution of a business for using hazardous chemicals; the courts move to increase penalties for WHS breaches; a new monetary threshold for principal contractor duties in Victoria; and the growing use of enforceable undertakings as an alternative to prosecutions under model WHS laws.
- Business fined for unsafe use of hazardous chemical
- Court significantly increases fine for health and safety breach
- New monetary threshold for Principal Contractor duties in Victoria – other states and territories to follow?
- Enforceable undertakings proving to be a popular alternative to prosecutions