Orora Limited enters into $340,540 enforceable undertaking

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Date: 
Tuesday, 12 May, 2020 - 21:00
Category: 
Incidents & prosecutions
Location: 
New South Wales

Orora Limited (parent company of Orora Packaging Solutions) recently entered into an enforceable undertaking with a total expenditure of $340,540 following a 2015 incident in which a worker was injured while operating a bale press.

SafeWork NSW said there were a number of reasons for accepting the undertaking:

  • the alleged contravention does not appear to be a section 31 Reckless conduct category 1 offence, which if it was the case, would preclude the proposed undertaking from being accepted
  • the nature of the alleged contravention and the actions taken by Orora Limited in response to the incident are assessed as being appropriate for consideration of an undertaking
  • the strategies proposed in the undertaking have been assessed as likely to deliver long term sustainable safety improvements in the workplace, industry and community
  • the undertaking addresses the requirements contained within the “SafeWork NSW Enforceable Undertakings Guidelines”.

 

Activities Orora Limited undertake will include:

  • developing a safe plant major hazard standard for Orora Limited;
  • developing guidance materials on effectively managing lock out tag out (LOTO); and
  • providing a safety internship for a student or graduate.