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dc.contributor.authorBluff, ELizabeth
dc.contributor.authorJohnstone, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-11T05:42:18Z
dc.date.available2018-10-11T05:42:18Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.modified2007-03-19T21:42:15Z
dc.identifier.issn10307222
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4697
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the relationship between two concepts that are central to Australian OHS legislation, the notion of 'reasonably practicable' and the risk management principles. The article discusses the way in which the courts and the OHS statutes have interpreted the notion of reasonably practicable, exploring, in particular, how the courts have interpreted the employers' statutory general duties as requiring positive and proactive steps, including rigorously identifying, assessing and addressing risks. The article then examines the definition and interpretation of risk management principles under OHS legislation, identifying some weaknesses in the ways that these provisions are currently expressed and some potential areas of inconsistency with the courts' interpretation of the general duties and reasonably practicable. The article concludes with some suggestions for ways to integrate these concepts within the general duty provisions, in order to make the relationship between the two concepts both explicit and consistent.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherLexisNexis Butterworths
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.lexisnexis.com.au/en/products-and-services/lexisnexis-journals/australian-journal-of-labour-law
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom197
dc.relation.ispartofpageto239
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Labour Law
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleThe Relationship between `Reasonably Practicable' and Risk Management Regulation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorJohnstone, Richard


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