We conclude the three-part series by looking at how privilege can be jeopardised by the actions of external lawyers and organisations involved in the incident. It is vital that procedures are put in place within an organisation to ensure that privilege is maintained and not expressly or impliedly waived.
Construction firm John Holland was recognised for its leadership in safety, receiving the Federal Safety Commissioner award at the Master Builders’ National Awards.
The Australian Safety and Compensation Council met for the last time in November 2008, paving the way for the transition to its newly formed replacement organisation, Safe Work Australia.
Comcare has released two key documents reporting on its preformance over the past financial year — its 2007–2008 Annual Report and ‘Comcare at a glance’.
The South Australia Safety Awards were recently presented to a number of worthy recipients for their individual and company initiatives to drive workplace safety in South Australia.
After a lengthy appeals process, a High Court decision has cleared the way for two significant safety prosecutions in South Australia to proceed.
In part 2, we look at issues concerning legal advice in relation to a safety incident, and look at ways to control internal investigations and documentation to maintain legal privilege.
This is the first article in a three-part series that discusses the matter of client legal privilege in the context of managing and investigating safety incidents and outlines practical issues surrounding it.
The ‘Work Safely at Height’ training course is designed for persons who could be required to undertake routine procedures involving working at height. The course is designed to expose persons who work at height to a broad range of height risk situations and to correctly implement a safe working procedure.
WorkSafe Victoria's 2007/08 operational results showed the state had fewer than 30,000 workplace injury claims this year — a feat it has achieved only twice before in recorded history.