Industrial Manslaugther

09 Sep 2022
12:00 - 12:30

Industrial Manslaugther

States and Territories across Australia have embraced the idea of including industrial manslaughter provisions in work health and safety legislation to the extent that these provisions are now common.  Making a brave start in the Australian Capital Territory, the provision was largely unused.  However, regulators are now becoming increasingly interested in prosecuting both companies and individuals for industrial manslaughter.  Alan looks at why regulators are now finding the offense an attractive option in their prosecutor’s toolkit.  Alan considers whether this is a significant issue for business?  What has changed and how should businesses adapt to that change.