HEALTH Alert: November 2013

28 November 2013

Publications

In recent months there has been an increased media focus on safety and mental health workers who need to deal with violent and aggressive patients.

A new decision of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission has clarified the steps that an employer must take in order to provide a safe system of work for its health workers.

Inspector Walker v On Track Community Programs Limited [2013] NSWIRComm 87 was a prosecution for breach of s 8(1) of theĀ Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 (NSW); similar provisions exist in safety legislation around Australia.

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