Essendon has been charged by WorkSafe for Occupational Health and Safety breaches over its 2012 supplement program.

WorkSafe announced today that it has charged the Bombers with two breaches of the OH&S Act in relation to the 2012 supplements program.

The two charges are “failing to provide and maintain for employees a working environment that is, so far and reasonably, safe and without risks to health,” and “failing to provide and maintain a system of work that is, so far and reasonably, safe and without risk to health”.

They will face the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court and face the prospect of a $305,000 fine.

WorkSafe obtained player consent forms, emails, documents relating to the club’s ‘pharmacologically experimental’ supplements program and other key documents during the lengthy investigation.

WorkSafe also investigated the AFL, however, the league will not be charged.