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Why big business can't ignore truck safety - Sharron O'Neill

Created: 25 Jun 2014

  • Publication: The Conversation
  • Title: Pushing it up the chain: Why big business can't ignore truck safety
  • Published: 17 February, 2014
  • Author: Dr Sharron O'Neill, International Governance and Performance Research Centre

Abstract:

Meeting corporate obligations along the supply chain is not just good practice - when it comes to workers' safety, it's the law. This came sharply into focus last week as raids and prosecutions of transport companies operating in NSW and Victoria generated substantial media attention...

...Anyone with corporate governance responsibilities should take note. Neither the governance issues at the heart of this problem, nor the ability to prosecute over unsafe work practices in the supply chain, are confined to the transport industry.

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