The rising penalties and serious criminal charges for work related health and safety breaches are something we know well in the construction industry.

There have been a number of cases in the construction sector where directors have been held accountable for breaches in health and safety which led to worker injury or death and this emphasis on holding individuals accountable is something we can expect to intensify, as authorities crack down on poor health and safety practices in all work environments. As a high risk sector, we need to be even more vigilant when it comes to heath and safety.

For more about the shift in relation to prosecutions for work-related deaths and injuries read http://www.mondaq.com/australia/x/595616/Health+Safety/Rising+penalties+and+serious+criminal+charges+for+workrelated+health+and+safety+law+breaches

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