How often does management meet with staff to discus occupational health and safety issues?
Two management representatives are on the OH&S Committee, which meets monthly. The Company Secretary is able to authorise expenditure for OH&S matters within a reasonable limit. If large amounts of money are required, it is referred to the Board of Directors. • Explain the effect the new Occupational Health and Safety legislation has had on this business. It has increased the need for the consultation between management and staff, the responsibilities of people in control of work places as well as increasing the need for the dissemination of information, record keeping, effective training of employees and external audits to qualify for the premium discount scheme. • What is the premium discount scheme? If external auditors pass the company on six set benchmarks, the company qualifies for a discount on the premium to be paid for worker’s compensation, up to $75000 the first year, $50000 for the second year and $25000 for the third year. The more workers’ compensation claims the company