Occupational Health & Safety Regulation Research Cluster Snapshot

Event details


Date & time

Tuesday 24 February 2015


Seminar Room 1.04, Coombs Extension Building #8, ANU
ANU Canberra


Work Health and Safety Regulatory Research Group


Dr Liz Bluff
+61 (0)2 6125 1514

 The National Research Centre for OHS Regulation (NRCOHSR) was established as a research group in RegNet in 2001. Its aim is to conduct high quality, empirical and policy-focused research relating to work health and safety (WHS) regulation. This research informs WHS regulatory design, inspection and enforcement policy and practice, and initiatives to enhance the efficacy of WHS regulation.The group are currently conducting research under grants from the Australian Research Council and from Safe Work Australia (the national WHS policy agency). The group has also previously received funding from Safe Work’s predecessors, the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission and the Australian Safety and Compensation Council, as well as state WHS regulators in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.This seminar will provide snapshots of the WHS regulatory research program from Centre Directors Liz Bluff and Neil Gunningham, Research Officer Mary Ivec and PhD scholar Xiaojun Chen.These snapshots will include:the ARC linkage project: Socio-psychological factors and compliance with WHS regulationthe Safe Work Australia funded projects investigating:regulator compliance support, inspection and enforcementsafe work methods and plans in the construction industrythe regulation of psychosocial riskslegal proceedings and sentencing of offendersthe efficacy of codes of practice and guidance materialsrisk-based regulation in work health and safety research into regulation, enterprise behaviour and the mining industry Image by Leo Reynolds on Flickr under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

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