Employer and business obligations
Employers or businesses (or other PCBUs) have obligations under work health and safety (WHS) and workers compensation laws.
Definitions of PCBUs and workers
You can find information here on the legal definitions of PCBUs (a person conducting a business or undertaking) and workers under WHS and workers compensation laws.
Duty of care and duty to consult
Employers and business owners (and other PCBUs) have duties under the Work Health and Safety Act.
Reasonably practicable means doing what is effective and possible to ensure the health and safety of workers and others.
Management or control of workplaces
Effective management or control of a workplace means ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, that there are no health and safety risks to anyone in, entering or exiting a workplace.
Return to work programs
All employers must have a return to work program which consists of a formal policy and procedures to help injured workers with their recovery and with getting back to work.
Directors and officers
Officers (including company directors) have obligations to maintain a safey work place under WHS laws.
Due diligence requires an officer to concentrate on managing the work health and safety risks of a business.
Strata title body corporate
Information on when a strata title body corporate has responsibilities under WHS laws.