Australia: Employer prosecuted after ‘deadly COVID-19 outbreak’ in the workplace

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An employer faces workplace health and safety violations after an investigation showed that it exposed its employees and clients to a COVID-19 outbreak.

WorkSafe Victoria formally charged an aged-care facility with three breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act following the said outbreak in its residential area, a media release reported.

How the ‘deadly outbreak’ happened

According to the workplace health and safety regulator, between 13 March 2020 and 20 July 2020, an outbreak allegedly happened in Heritage Care following the failure of the provider to train its staff concerning:

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