Browsing: Workers' comp legislation, regulations, standards and codes (VIC)


Work diseases list expanded; Fatality alert issued; more

  • Proclaimed work diseases list applied retrospectively to more conditions;
  • Warnings issued after structural failure, death and $125k fine; and
  • New dangerous goods provisions commencing in Vic.

Pre-lockdown work limits restored; Bill passes; and more

  • Pre-lockdown work restrictions restored, with amendments;
  • Automatic mental injury payments pass Vic Parliament; and
  • OHS bans extended to prevent regulatory gap.

All psychological claims covered; WHS Regs made; more

  • All mental injury claims automatically covered by Vic Bill;
  • New WHS Regulations made for mines in SA, commence soon; and
  • More COVID isolation payments introduced for SA workers.

Safety enforcement increased by COVID Bill; and more

  • OHS enforcement stepped up in Vic's latest COVID-19 Bill;
  • Consultation launched for flagged gig safety changes; and
  • WA introduces COVID-19 disaster payments for workers.

WHS exemption granted; Cancer Bill passes; and more

  • Two-year exemption from new WHS clauses granted in NSW;
  • Vic passes controversial cancer Bill, offers more WorkWell grants; and
  • Alerts issued after fatalities, traumatic amputations and other incidents.

Bans and injury amendments announced with major blitz

More than 300 high-risk workplaces will be targeted, work processes will be banned and workers' comp laws could be overhauled, under "unprecedented" silica-dust strategies unveiled in Victoria. Meanwhile, regulators have issued warnings after a series of life-threatening crane incidents and fatalities.

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