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Register of injuries

    (1)     This section applies to a mine, quarry, factory, workshop, office or shop (the workplace ).

    (2)     A register of injuries (the register ) is to be kept at the workplace in a place that is readily accessible to workers at the workplace.

    (3)     The manager of the mine or quarry, or the occupier of the factory, workshop, office or shop, must ensure the register is kept in accordance with subsection (2).

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.

    (4)     A person must not change, damage, deface, remove or otherwise interfere with the register.

Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.

    (5)     A worker employed at the workplace, or a person acting on the worker's behalf, may enter in the register details of an injury received by the worker.

    (6)     If details of the injury are entered in the register as soon as possible after the injury happens, the entry is taken to be notice of the injury given to the employer by the injured worker for this Act.

    (7)     An offence against this section is a strict liability offence.

    (8)     This section does not prevent the alteration of the register to correct an error of fact.

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