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What are the legal responsibilities of the employer pertaining to Health and Safety in the workplace?

The predominant emphasis on the duties and responsibilities and therefore, potential liability, within the OHS Act is clearly on the employer.  Section 8 of the OHS Act determines that every employer must, as far as is reasonably practical, provide and maintain a workplace that is safe and without risk to the health of the employee and in accordance with Section 9 of the OHS Act the employer also has a duty towards persons other than employees, to ensure that these non-employees are not exposed to health and safety risks that arise from the activities and processes from a given site.