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Management Obligations for Health and Safety

1st Edition

By Gregory W. Smith

CRC Press

186 pages

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In recent years, the safety management field has placed leadership and commitment at the center of effective workplace health and safety programs. At the same time, personal liability for workplace health and safety has increased, resulting in poor outcomes for individual managers. Discussing the minimum expectations that courts and tribunals have

Table of Contents

Managers and Safety Management. Bata Industries. Management Line of Sight. Understanding Rules. Training and Competence. Everyone Has the Right to Stop the Job. Delegation. Warning Signs. Learning Lessons. Managing Change. Production before Safety. Managing the Obligations. Index.

About the Author

Greg Smith has spent almost two decades specialising in occupational health and safety (OH&S) within Australian law. His focus is on assisting clients to develop and deliver management obligation programs, particularly to the mining and oil and gas industries.

As a leading OSH practitioner, Greg's technical expertise is deep, providing some of Australia's largest and most significant employer's with strategic OSH advice on health and safety compliance, to incident investigation, management and response, contractor safety management and representation in health and safety prosecutions. His industry experience is broad, applying his OSH expertise to the mining, oil and gas, construction, telecommunications, banking, manufacturing, defence, local and State government and transport sectors.

From 2007 to 2009, Greg was employed as the Principal Safety Advisor for Woodside Energy Limited. Reporting to the Vice President Safety and Health, and was responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of Woodside's global safety management strategy.

In 2010 Greg acted for a number of parties in the Montara Commission of Inquiry investigating the blowout and uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons from the West Atlas drilling rig in the Timor Sea of the Coast of Western Australia in August 2009.

Greg has also devised and delivers comprehensive safety and health training programs on behalf of Freehills, a leading Australian-based international commercial law firm where, Greg is currently a consultant. He also teaches accident prevention as part of the School of Public Health, Health, Safety and Environment at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.

Greg graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1990 with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws and is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.

He currently works in Per

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety