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

WED
1:09PM

Twenty-one Codes and asbestos rules amended

Twenty WHS Codes of Practice have been updated in Queensland, while an amended Code for managing workplace electrical risks has been approved, and asbestos regulations have been changed.

MON
3:57PM

Manslaughter changes and lead metrics urged by inquiry

Industrial manslaughter provisions should be amended in Queensland to ensure all companies that negligently cause a worker's death can be prosecuted, according to a major inquiry report that also makes important recommendations on safety metrics.

FRI
12:58PM

COVID coverings create new risks; Laws amended; more

  • COVID face coverings can create new work risks, regulator warns;
  • "Second line of defence" prescribed for Qld mines;
  • Employers reminded of new quad bike safety standards; and
  • New online system helps WHS notifications in Tas.
TUE
12:26PM

New exposure thresholds; Reversing-forklift fine; more

  • New exposure thresholds, height Code commence in two states;
  • Worker fined for reversing forklift without looking; and
  • Duty holders warned after rolling-vehicle death.
TUE
3:58PM

WHS entry amendments put pressure on PCBUs

Employers will be forced to make quickfire decisions on right-of-entry disputes, under recent amendments to the Queensland WHS Act, according to workplace health and safety lawyers.

WED
2:24PM

Industrial manslaughter offence extended to four statutes

An Amendment Bill extending the offence of industrial manslaughter to Queensland's resources sector, with tougher financial penalties than under the WHS Act, has passed Parliament, and will commence on a day to be fixed by proclamation.

THU
2:11PM

COVID-19: new work and travel rules, guide and "fame" list

Coronavirus controls and restrictions have been stepped up across the country, with exemptions for certain workplaces and workers, while the ACTU's "name and fame" list of businesses providing special paid sick leave to staff is rapidly growing.

WED
2:05PM

Work safety Bill and mandatory vaccines pass in Qld, Vic

Laws establishing a new safety regulator and transferring "serious" resources cases to the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor have passed in Queensland, with amendments. Meanwhile, a timely Bill mandating vaccinations for healthcare workers has passed in Victoria.

MON
2:40PM

New WHS fines and bans confirmed; and more

  • New WHS fines, bans and threshold for silica confirmed in NSW;
  • SWA releases 30 new work health monitoring guides; and
  • New on-the-spot fines for rest-break breaches introduced.

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