Every workplace in the Commonwealth and in each state and territory government of Australia is protected by a set of laws that ensure people’s health and safety. The general principle of these laws remain consistent across all the states and territories with some minimal variations. Failure to comply with these laws will require different kinds of penalties.
Employers have the responsibility to maintain the safety of workers in their workplace. Furthermore, they are also responsible for the welfare of employees, visitors, contractors, the general public and others in the workplace.
Workers and employees, on the other hand, have the responsibility to take care of themselves, and coordinate with the business, employer, or management in matters of health and safety.
Manufactures and suppliers have the legal responsibility to guarantee that their products are safe when used properly. Moreover, they have the responsibility to provide enough information regarding the proper use of their products and the potential hazards associated with it.