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HR For Small Business For Dummies, Australian Edition by Paul Maguire

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Chapter 14

Safety at Work Is Everyone’s Responsibility

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding your duty of care as an employer

arrow Working out the duty of care required from employees and others

arrow Realising that preventing injury is better than curing injury

arrow Identifying, evaluating and controlling risks

arrow Consulting with the people you’re protecting

arrow Applying a hierarchy of laws, regulations standards, codes and guides

How do I injure thee at work? Let me count the ways.

Anonymous

W ith apologies to the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning for distorting the opening line to her beautiful poem written to her husband Robert Browning in 1845, people can injure themselves in countless ways in the workplace. And, no matter how careful or careless the injured person, you’re held responsible for every trip, fall and falter. You may not be personally responsible for every incident that triggers workplace injuries ...

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