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


New safety standard tackles fatality hazard; and more

  • New standard tackles "one of the deadliest" workplace hazards;
  • WHS warnings follow carbon monoxide and vehicle incidents; and
  • Union issues cease-work advice for Sydney smoke and particles.

Pre-lockdown work limits restored; Bill passes; and more

  • Pre-lockdown work restrictions restored, with amendments;
  • Automatic mental injury payments pass Vic Parliament; and
  • OHS bans extended to prevent regulatory gap.

GHS webinar covers new rules; Cladding banned; more

  • GHS 7 webinar covers new rules on gases and eye irritants;
  • Work buildings included in high-risk cladding ban in Vic; and
  • Alerts on entanglement death and access duties issued in NT.

Workplace dust and emission rules tightened in Vic, NSW

Employers will be required to prepare a "silica hazard control statement" and obtain a special licence under proposed Victorian regulations affecting four sectors and 24 sub-industries. Meanwhile, tighter workplace exposure thresholds, including for diesel emissions, take effect in NSW next week.


Safety enforcement increased by COVID Bill; and more

  • OHS enforcement stepped up in Vic's latest COVID-19 Bill;
  • Consultation launched for flagged gig safety changes; and
  • WA introduces COVID-19 disaster payments for workers.

Safety personnel told to seize work-redesign opportunity

The COVID-19 pandemic and changes forced on employers have given safety professionals a unique opportunity to redesign work practices to eliminate sources of harm, Australian occupational health experts say. Meanwhile, Victoria has extended its state of disaster for COVID-19.

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