The safety of your employees at work is at the forefront of all organizations minds. With Queensland being the first state to introduce the industrial manslaughter law to the resources industry in 2020, it is clear the Queensland government stands firmly on the strict consequences of poor management when it comes to the safety of workers.
Queensland has had several devastating incidents resulting in the deaths of workers and it is an important topic to continuously be talking about and improving on. So, what does the Industrial Manslaughter Law mean for organizations and the resource industry?
McCullough Robertson Lawyers partner Cameron Dean explains.
‘This means the offence of industrial manslaughter will apply when the court finds an employer or senior officer’s criminal negligence is the cause of death of a worker while working in any of these environments.
The organisations and their most senior directors and supervisors will face severe consequences should one of their workers be fatally injured on the job.
These penalties include a maximum possible fine of just over $13 million for organisations, compared with $10 million for industrial manslaughter legislation in other industries and up to 20 years imprisonment for mining managers, directors and other senior staff.
Mining organisations and directors will also not be covered by insurance for the penalties, as industrial manslaughter is a criminal offence.’
For the full article read here: https://www.australianmining.com.au/features/queenslands-industrial-manslaughter-laws-explained/
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