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


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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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