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.