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

THU
3:29PM

Fatality leads to High Court ruling and $120k WHS fine

In a case involving a four-year legal battle and High Court ruling on the reach of WHS laws, a PCBU has been convicted and fined $120,000 over the death of a patron in a ballooning incident.

MON
2:38PM

HSE adviser allegedly snubbed; Code commences; more

  • HSE adviser allegedly unlawfully snubbed by official;
  • New WHS Code of Practice commences in NSW;
  • Two more jurisdictions halve workplace silica threshold; and
  • Draft national safety guidelines for asbestos-cement pipes released.
THU
12:42PM

Mirror WHS Bill finally introduced in WA, as NT Bill passes

After being flagged in the State budget more than seven years ago, Western Australia has finally introduced a mirror WHS Bill, which includes a two-level industrial manslaughter offence and a new duty of care for "WHS service providers". Meanwhile, the Northern Territory's industrial manslaughter laws have passed Parliament.

MON
3:57PM

BHP fined over unsafe work road; and more

  • BHP failed to mark unsafe work road;
  • Parliamentary committee seeks feedback on NT manslaughter Bill; and
  • Bill narrows labour-hire scheme with WHS test in SA.
MON
2:48PM

Workplace chemical plans; Legislative changes; and more

  • Hazardous chemical site plan, templates and guide released;
  • Chemicals Bill streamlines agvet system, introduces new sanctions;
  • Environment laws with WHS clause pass in NT;
  • Workers' comp changes protect more workers in ACT; and
  • NSW amends slow-down safety laws.
THU
3:58PM

Manslaughter Bill introduced; WHS Code made; and more

  • Manslaughter offence without limitation periods introduced;
  • WHS Code released and new exposure threshold flagged in Qld; and
  • SWA releases guide for hazardous prefabricated concrete sector.
THU
1:26PM

WHS Code introduced; Regulations amended; and more

  • Draft WHS Code targets 6,000-plus workers and fall risks in NSW;
  • New OHS Regulations deliver on silicosis plan in Vic;
  • WHS Regulations for lead and diving amended in NT; and
  • WHS innovation and research grants offered by Tas.

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