VICTORIA'S NEW WORKPLACE MANSLAUGHTER LAWS

A new criminal offence of workplace manslaughter has been introduced into occupational health and safety laws. The offence applies to negligent conduct by an employer or other duty holders as outlined below, or an officer of an organisation, which breaches certain duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) and causes the death of another person who was owed the duty. The workplace manslaughter provisions will not operate retrospectively. This means that only a death that occurs after 1 July 2020 will be considered. Read more HERE.