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The Golden Rules of OHS Obligations for Employees

Each State has Occupational Health and Safety legislation that sets out legal responsibilities of employees. While these vary between states, Safety Concepts has summarized them as these golden rules:

Employees have a duty of care and must take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and other persons at their place of work.

Employees must not interfere with, hinder or misuse anything provided under the legislation in the interests of health, safety and welfare.

A person must not deliberately create a health and safety risk, or allow others to believe a risk exists with the intention of causing disruption at the workplace.

A person must not knowingly breach safety legislation, or aid another to breach safety legislation.

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