Board & Directors Lack Safety Knowledge

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Board & Directors Lack Safety Knowledge

03/12/2012

A recent survey by HSF lawyers reported that many directors lack knowledge on workplace safety law and culture. Below are the survey highlights:

  • Only 60% of directors have a strong understanding of their legal workplace safety obligations.
  • 45% of directors do not receive a briefing on their WHS responsibilities.
  • 46% of boards do not have WHS auditing or assurance processes.
  • Half of all boards rely solely on work injury data to confirm WHS OK.
  • 70% of boards do not receive regular information on the safety culture of their organisation.

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