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Occupational Health & Safety in Australia

Complying with OHS legislation is an important priority for organizations.

Stronger enforcement of OHS legislation and an increased community awareness at both an organizational and individual level means that employers must take active steps to improve workplace safety standards.

Understanding OHS legal obligations and implementing systems can be challenging due to the different regulatory systems in each State and the myriad of Codes of Practice and Australian Standards. We draw upon our local and international OHS experience to assist organizations to understand and meet their OHS legal obligations and to provide proven strategies and practical guidance to assist in developing safer workplaces. Our 24-hour OHS emergency advice line is part of our commitment to provide our clients with the highest level of legal service.

We have worked with organizations from a diverse range of industries for over 15 years. Our legal advisers appreciate that one size does not fit all. When addressing OHS legal risk, we consider the specific operational and cultural requirements of each organization. Our holistic approach gives depth and meaning to our advice and provides organizations with a clear understanding of their OHS legal risks and more importantly the practical steps they must take to address these risks. The five key components to our approach are:

  • Ensuring compliance
  • Incident response
  • Legal protection
  • Representation
  • Related proceedings

Russia's Ministry of Labor and Social Protection recently set new foreign employee quotas for alcohol retailers and sports events organizers. Get the specifics of these new employment restrictions, and learn how this will affect your operations in the country.
From 1 January 2014 new terms for notifying the Federal Migration Service (FMS) on the employment of highly qualified specialists come into force. The changes are set out in Order No. 372 of the FMS issued on 5 September 2013.
The Ministry of Labor issued a formal proposal for oil and gas companies to join the Federal Agreement on the Oil and Gas Industry and Construction of the Oil and Gas Complex of Russia for 2014–2016, or to opt out by submitting a written refusal. The agreement provides additional benefits and rights to employees and trade unions.
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