Employer and employee responsibility
All employers and employees should feel safe at work, and so everyone is given a 'duty of care' to ensure safety is maintained. This is something that they must demonstrate while they carry about their daily work. The Queensland WHS Act 2011list the responsibilities of everyone's 'duty of care' in regards to their Positive, Primary, Officer, Workers, and Others.
For example if someone at McDonalds was mopping the floor and didn't leave a slippery surface warning sign up, they are neglecting their duty of care and therefore committing a criminal offence by threatening the safety of their fellow colleagues who frequently walk on that surface.
What is employer and employee responsibilities?