Industrial Manslaughter 

Industrial Manslaughter, WHS, Laws, Jail, Farmers, Workplace Risk, Risk Management

Do you prioritise safety on your farm? The time to act is now.

At ProcessWorx, one of our main objectives is to ensure that our clients are WorkSafe compliant and make safety a priority every single working day. Deaths on farms are becoming far too common, and our aim is to eliminate that risk and ensure that Farmers are compliant with all safety requirements.

The Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2019 has just been passed by the Victorian Parliament which introduces ‘industrial manslaughter’ as an offense under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.

The change becomes  effective on July 1, 2020, with agricultural business owners and operators, self-employed workers and officers liable to be fined up to $16.5 million and risk a prison sentence of  20 years duration.

In addition to the Queensland and Victorian Governments, the Northern Territory, ACT and Western Australian Governments are also considering introducing similar legislation.

It‘s never too late to take advantage of the free HR and Safety Assessment available from ProcessWorx; Doing so may just save a life.


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Marisa Ross

HR Advisor

Marisa is an experienced and motivated HR professional with a strong HR generalist and business operations background with a focus on employee relations, performance management, leadership training & development, workers compensation & injury management, and employee retention. Marisa holds a Bachelor of Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science with a minor in Counselling. Having worked in a variety of industries from SMEs to large blue-chip organisations, Marisa is passionate about enriching employee experience, employee retention, and building leadership capability in people management.

Aimee Grigson

Aimee Grigson

WHS Advisor

Aimee has a strong understanding of Workplace Health and Safety Legislation and standards and has extensive HSEQ experience in a number of industries. Aimee has a great ability to engage across all levels of organisation, including field teams, leadership and external stakeholders. Aimee ensures Health and Safety Management Systems are compliant to legislation, effectively implemented and understood by all. Aimee has a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and qualifications in auditing and incident investigations. Aimee is passionate about coaching and developing small businesses towards a positive safety culture.