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

THU
3:37PM

Workplace COVID restrictions made in NSW and WA

Face masks will be compulsory on public transport and in certain workplaces under COVID-19 restrictions announced for NSW today. Meanwhile, the Western Australian Government has introduced a Bill extending measures and 10-year jail terms aimed at protecting frontline workers from the pandemic.

FRI
3:57PM

Tougher work health rules; New safety Standard; more

  • Tougher worker health surveillance rules applied in WA;
  • International Standard for work-related safety signs released; and
  • Female injury rate and pandemic show need for WHS change: ACTU.
FRI
2:11PM

New workplace diesel threshold; Chemical Bills; and more

  • New diesel threshold takes immediate effect in WA;
  • Federal Bill creates new framework for chemical risk controls;
  • Change management process missing at time of tank rupture; and
  • Safety inspectors rebuild failed structure for fatality probe.
THU
1:02PM

Many COVID-19 injury claims lodged; WA extends controls

More than one in three of the hundreds of COVID-19-related workers' compensation claims lodged in Australia involve mental health issues, new data from Safe Work Australia shows. Meanwhile, Western Australia has introduced a Bill extending its tough penalties for pandemic-related violence against frontline workers.

THU
2:03PM

WHS Bill progresses with manslaughter amendment

Western Australia has taken a critical step closer to implementing industrial manslaughter laws and joining the harmonised WHS regime, with its Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 passing the Upper House with amendments last night.

TUE
1:41PM

New dangerous goods offences commence; and more

  • New dangerous goods offences and mine rules made in NSW;
  • Dangerous goods changes and penalties commence in WA; and
  • WA's presumptive COVID-19 protections take effect.
TUE
3:57PM

Dreamworld update; WHS exemption for GHS 7; and more

  • Patrons placed "blind trust" in deadly Dreamworld ride: magistrate;
  • Comcare makes WHS exemption for GHS 7, opens awards; and
  • WA amendments expedite lower workplace exposure limits.
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.

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