Browsing: WHS legislation, regulations, standards and codes (ACT)

WED
3:56PM

WHS reforms announced for Workers' Memorial Day

The ACT Government has confirmed plans to transfer the offence of industrial manslaughter from the Crimes Act to its WHS laws, in a move that is likely to increase the maximum fine by millions of dollars.

WED
12:43PM

WHS clauses and PCBU guidance amended

Safe Work Australia has updated the model WHS Regulations and its guidance on the meaning of "person conducting a business or undertaking", while WHS provisions have been amended in NSW and South Australia, and the ACT has established a public register for reporting infringements by WHS licensees.

MON
3:57PM

New WHS right of entry and filming powers commence

WHS entry permit holders are permitted, from today, to photograph or film suspected safety contraventions at ACT workplaces, under a Bill that also adopts $500,000 "prohibited asbestos" fines and amends workers' compensation laws.

MON
1:48PM

COVID-19 recovery toolkit; WHS phone campaign; more

  • NSW's COVID-19 work recovery tool guided by 100 years of crises;
  • SA employers should expect COVID call from a WHS inspector;
  • Vic workers told to keep working at home; and
  • Start date for ACT's labour-hire licensing scheme confirmed.
FRI
3:34PM

Gig workers demand HSRs; New safety penalties pass; more

  • Gig economy workers demand WHS work groups and HSRs;
  • Tough dangerous goods penalties and WHS changes pass in Vic and ACT; and
  • Work safety and RTW winners announced in NSW and Vic.
MON
2:32PM

Stand-up champions; WHS amendments; and more

  • Workplace champions key to reducing excessive sitting;
  • Federal Govt bans unprotected quads, with transitional periods; and
  • ACT amends WHS Act, hints at manslaughter changes.
THU
2:06PM

Walking to work; Fatality alerts; WHS exemption; more

  • Walk to work and hold walking meetings tomorrow;
  • Pre-start checks urged after death, alerts issued in three jurisdictions; and
  • WHS exemptions made for ACT chemicals, ARPANSA releases guide.
MON
2:09PM

WHS "reset" deadline looming; WHS Bill introduced; more

  • Employers without "safety resets" to be named in Parliament;
  • WHS Amendment Bill improves accountability in ACT;
  • Workers' comp changes for police pass in Tas; and
  • New dangerous goods guide for all WA duty holders released.

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