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Due Diligence: Duty of Officers - 2nd edition

Michael Tooma

Book $49.95 (inc GST)
eBook $49.95 (inc GST)

The first book in the Due Diligence Collection examines the role and duties imposed on officers pursuant to the new Model Work Health and Safety laws, the majority of which commenced on 1st January 2012.

Work health and safety laws impose a proactive duty on officers to exercise due diligence to ensure compliance with those laws. Due diligence is a duty imposed on officers personally. It is separate from the duty imposed on their company.

The duty is also proactive - it can be breached merely for failing to put in place a corporate governance regime, even though there may not have been a WHS incident at the officer’s company.

Written by OHS legal expert Michael Tooma, the second edition of Due Diligence: Duty of Officers is an officer’s answer to any of their duty questions.


  • Chapter 1 provides an overview of the duty.
  • Chapter 2 explores the question of “who is an officer”.
  • Chapters 3–8 deal with each element of the due diligence definition.
  • Chapter 9 deals with the liabilities arising from breaches of the due diligence duty and explores practical recommendations for compliance by categories of officers such as directors, company secretaries, chief financial officers, human resources directors, general counsel and operations management.

The Due Diligence Collection 2017 - 2nd Edition includes:

  1. Duty of Officers - 2nd edition
  2. Incident Notification, Management & Investment - 2nd edition
  3. Horizontal & Vertical Consultation - 2nd edition
  4. Worker Rights and Duties - 2nd edition
  5. Dealing with Regulators - 2nd edition
  6. Persons Conducting a Business - 2nd edition

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