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


"Green tick" vaccine checks deemed unsafe for worksites

A plan to allow workers in a hazardous industry to prove their COVID-19 vaccination status through a "green tick approach" would be too susceptible to human error and could have "catastrophic" WHS consequences, a commission has ruled. Meanwhile, Tasmania has applied its close contact exemptions to more sectors.


Conduct Omicron risk assessments, or else; and more

  • Conduct Omicron risk assessments or face walk-offs, employers told;
  • Occupational lung diseases targeted in ACT; and
  • WHS amendments for quads take effect in Tas.

Unsafe electrical work; Injury fraud; COVID duties; more

  • Substandard electrical work created fatal risk, individual fined;
  • Workers' comp fraudster caught doing ride-share work;
  • Inspection launch highlights work-related COVID duties in Vic; and
  • New gas safety framework commences in Tas.

Employer fined $150k; High WHS fines pass Parl; more

  • Site-specific induction overlooked before powerlines incident;
  • High WHS fines for mines pass Tas Parliament; and
  • SWA urges duty holders to eliminate common fatality risk.

Breaches attract more fines; WHS changes flagged; more

  • Work safety incidents attract second round of fines;
  • WHS changes creating new PCBU duties for quad bikes in Tas; and
  • NSW workers invited to challenge past injury payments.

Recklessness case; Revised Code; and Paused premiums

  • Regulator releases more details on WHS recklessness case;
  • Revised WHS Code for first aid adopted by Tas; and
  • NSW freezes workers' comp premiums for COVID-19 pandemic.

HSR's untimely dismissal; New safety laws; and more

  • Federal Court concerned by timing of HSR's dismissal;
  • Anti-violence Bills introduced in two states; and
  • Workers' comp Bill removes step-down payments for Tas police.

Inquest calls for Standard to be adopted as WHS Code

Workers should never under any circumstances be put in a position where they are the "first line of defence" against approaching vehicles, a coronial inquest into the death of a traffic controller has warned.

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