School Of Law

Work Health and Safety LawWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200799.1


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
69115 - Occupational Health and Safety Law, 200660 Occupational Health and Safety Law

200008 Torts Law AND 200010 Criminal Law

About this Unit
This unit examines the different means in which the law protects workplace safety in Australia. The primary focus will be on the work health and safety regulatory framework and its underlying policy. The arbitrary nature of standard setting in the early systems of safety regulation is compared with later legislative models. The workings of these legislative strategies are illustrated by a series of selected issues relating to contemporary health risks in workplaces. Students will also examine issues surrounding enforcement and compliance and corporate governance in the safety context. Other topics include workers compensation and employment law.

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