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Work Health and Safety Duties of Workers and PCBU


Presented by NT WorkSafe

About this event

Northern Territory legislation imposes work health and safety duties on the business (PCBU) and on the workers. While a PCBU is required to understand and fulfil their role to exercise due diligence, put in place health and safety systems, and have consultation arrangements in place with their workers. Workers have a responsibility to follow the systems put in place and take reasonable care of their own health and safety, as well as take reasonable care for the health and safety of others.

In this Safe Work Month presentation, WHS laws expert Michael Tooma will discuss the nature and scope of duties imposed on the PCBU and on the worker; and the consequences of breaching these duties.

About the presenter

Michael Tooma is the Asia Pacific lead partner of Clyde and Co's Regulation and Investigation practice. He is recognised as one of the leading health and safety lawyers in the region and was recently recognised by Best Lawyers 2018 as a leading lawyer in the areas of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Law, Litigation and Government Practice.

In addition to his legal qualifications, Michael has a Certificate IV in Workplace Safety, has a certificate in Construction Safety induction and Rail Safety Induction and has formal training in OHS auditing.

Michael has reviewed or written the safety management systems of companies across industries, including companies in mining, oil and gas, aviation, stevedoring, transport, construction and infrastructure, franchising and telecommunication and broadcasting. He regularly undertakes global benchmarking projects for clients and facilitates safety peer reviews.

Michael has written and lectured extensively on OHS law and is the author of numerous texts on occupational health and safety law and practice in Australia and New Zealand.

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