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CEO/Agency Head - Accountability

Actions, or inactions by CEOs/Agency Heads are very visible to the workers they guide. All workers in the business have accountability at one level or another.

Every worker at every level of business should:

  • take ownership of their own health and safety for those matters within their control or ability to influence.
  • work with colleagues to promote health and safety and ensure that it becomes a part of everyday business
  • contribute to providing quality information that enables the establishment of baseline compliance levels and the measurement of changes in compliance over time. This rich source of information provides a reference point for targeting prevention and better practice initiatives
  • be accountable as an individual to enhance a culture of health and safety within the business
  • ensure that they meet duty of care obligations as required under the WHS laws. Non-compliance can result in a range of regulatory responses, and in some cases, criminal prosecution.
Page last updated: 07 Mar 2014