News & Views
9th July 2020
Potential implications of Industrial Manslaughter legislation for you and your business
Sometimes there are critical pieces of legislation that Industry has to fight tooth and nail to prevent, the State Government’s proposed industrial manslaughter legislation is such a law.
It is vital that all contractors familiarise themselves with this legislation because it will criminalise workplace accidents. The Government’s proposed industrial manslaughter law exposes business owners to up to 10 years in jail if an accident occurs on your worksite – even if you haven’t been reckless or negligent.
I encourage every business owner and director to read our submission - the joint submission to government that NECA WA has made along with twenty other industry associations.
It is vital that members understand the risks they could face under the worst parts of the State Government’s proposed Workplace Health & Safety Bill.
The submission is more than 20 pages long but it is critical that you understand the potential implications for you, your business, your co-workers, and your family.
Members can be assured that NECA WA will continue to fiercely oppose this legislation.
If you have any comments on this submission, please contact Carl Copeland, NECA WA’s Chapter Secretary.