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            Occupational Health & Safety

            Within the Queensland market, we are recognised specialists in Occupational Health and Safety and have one of the largest practices in the State. The strength of our OH&S practice is a combination of three key factors: legal expertise, practical workplace experience and effective risk management.

            We advise on all elements of OH&S for employers, including:

            • Auditing workplaces
            • Advice on compliance matters, and the operation of Federal and State workplace, health and safety legislation and State-based industry-specific safety legislation
            • Comcare-related work
            • Conducting accident investigations on behalf of clients
            • Defending prosecutions brought by various Divisions of Workplace Health and Safety
            • Appearances at Coronial Inquests and Mining Warden Enquiries
            • Negotiating and drafting enforceable undertakings on behalf of employers
            Legal Insight

            More COVID-19 WHS guidance released, must be adopted

            07 May 2020

            Following the workplace safety principles released by National Cabinet in late April, Safe Work Australia (SWA) has continued to develop their online hub to be a one-stop-shop for pandemic-specific safety needs for large employers, small businesses and workers.

            Jamie McPherson

            • Managing Director (Australia)

            Damian Hegarty

            • Principal Lawyer

            Matthew Smith

            • Principal Lawyer // Head of Employment, Safety & Regulatory (Australia)

            Andrew Ross

            • Supervising Lawyer

            Matthew Giles

            • Senior Associate

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