The third edition of this authoritative book has been comprehensively rewritten to take account of the recommendations of the Maxwell Review and of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. The core legislative provisions, together with relevant court and tribunal decisions, codes of practice, and administrative practices, are analysed in detail. Relevant provisions are also located in their national and internationalal contexts. There is also detailed consideration of the impact of Commonwealth workplace relations and occupational health and safety laws. This new edition will be essential reading for occupational health and safety professionals and legal practitioners, both in Victoria and elsewhere in Australia. It will also be of great interest to teachers and students in occupational health and safety, labour law and related law courses, human resource management, industrial relations, political science, public administration, business and economics. The text of the 2004 Act is reproduced in full, together with samples of relevant forms and notices.