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WHS regulator shuts sites for COVID breaches, calls in police; and
Passed OHS laws increase deterrent effect of tough penalties.
Major safety Bill passes without photograph amendments; and
SWA and regulator tackle deadly risk with WHS guide and alert.
COVID notification rules and $200k-plus penalties extended; and
Safety changes and shame threat accepted for parliamentary workplaces.
New OHS penalty and sick leave regimes commencing in Vic; and
Workplace exposure standards overhaul: feedback period closing.
Employers will face fines of up to nearly $300,000 for entering into insurance contracts against workplace health and safety fines, under one of a series of safety amendments introduced in Victoria.
Proclaimed work diseases list applied retrospectively to more conditions;
Warnings issued after structural failure, death and $125k fine; and
New dangerous goods provisions commencing in Vic.
Victoria has announced its average workers' comp premium rate for 2021-22, set aside $550 million for injury support and prevention initiatives, and released a draft Compliance Code on the provision of safe workplace facilities, including toilets, lighting and amenities for employees without fixed worksites.
Endorsed industrial death principles released by SWA;
Dangerous goods and environmental duties amended in Vic; and
Labour-hire scheme with WHS clauses starts in ACT tomorrow.
New OHS provisions announced for psych hazards in Vic; and
Comcare to scrap plant rule under WHS Regulations.
Repeat COVID breaches now attract $10k on-the-spot fines; and
Positive anti-harassment duty imposed on employers in SA Bill.
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