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Development of a proposed code of practice governing working hours in WA

Hartley, L., Sully, M. and Gilroy, P. (2005) Development of a proposed code of practice governing working hours in WA. Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, 21 (4). pp. 351-368.

Abstract

As part of an election commitment, the Western Australian Government appointed a Review Panel to consider the impact of extended working hours on individuals, their families and the community, and whether some form of regulatory or non-regulatory process was required to mitigate any adverse impact of extended working hours that might be identified. This report summary describes the consultation and review process that the Panel undertook, and the models of regulatory and non-regulatory processes it explored that could be used to mitigate the impact of extended working hours and the scheduling of those working hours. The Panel decided that the OHS effects of extended working hours needed to be addressed and that a code of practice was the appropriate instrument with which to do this. This report summary concludes with a justification for the variables and parameters included in the proposed working hours code of practice.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology
Publisher: CCH Australia Limited
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/17114
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