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Regulating occupational health and safety for contingent and precarious workers [online] : the proposed Australian 'primary' duty of care

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Internet only - free access
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29 p.
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Canberra, A.C.T.: Australian National University
Year:
2009
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Electronic resource
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Examines the proposed ‘primary’ duty of care forthe 'Australian National Review into Model Occupational Health and Safety Laws'.
It begins by outlining the changing nature of work in Australia in the past few decades, and the general duties in the Australian OHS statutes which have sought to regulate the various types of precarious and contingent workers.
The paper then carefully examines the proposed ‘primary’ duty of care and evaluates the extent to which it can address the kinds of OHS issues that have arisen from precarious and contingent work. It also examines the kinds of regulations and codes of practice that will need to be developed to ensure that the ‘primary’ duty of care protects contingent and precarious workers from the range of OHS hazards they encounter.
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