Title

Co-ordinating industry stakeholders to achieve safety and health excellence

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

CRC Press

Faculty

Office of Research and Innovation

School

Office of Research and Innovation

RAS ID

16500

Comments

This chapter was originally published as: Gilroy, P., & Jansz, J. (2013). Co-ordinating industry stakeholders to achieve safety and health excellence. In G. W. Smith (Eds.). Contractor safety management (pp. 105-115). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Original book available here

Abstract

This chapter has endeavoured to document the consequences of the introduction of occupational safety and health legislation in Western Australia at a time when the contracting industry began to emerge as a significant force in the industry. The outstanding feature of this combination of factors was the co-operative and positive approach taken by industry, its contractors and the regulatory authority to achieve an almost seamless transition to the adoption of the legislation. The resultant world leadership in occupational health and safety should be recognised and the method of achievement adopted by other major industry sectors who have yet to fully recognise the benefits to both their workforce and the cost reductions that can follow.

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