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Mirror WHS Bill finally introduced in WA, as NT Bill passes

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
After being flagged in the State budget more than seven years ago, Western Australia has finally introduced a mirror WHS Bill, which includes a two-level industrial manslaughter offence and a new duty of care for "WHS service providers". Meanwhile, the Northern Territory's industrial manslaughter laws have passed Parliament.

Employers issued asbestos warning, ASEA changes flagged

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
Thousands of asbestos-containing materials are still in place in workplaces and homes and employers that disregard the deadly hazard are being targeted, according to warnings issued for national Asbestos Awareness Week this week. Meanwhile, the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency's functions are likely to be expanded under the recommendations of a statutory review tabled in Parliament today.








Site visitor's injuries trigger big EU and rectification spend

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk
A major employer accused of exposing a travelling salesperson to the risk of serious injury or death has committed more than $5.3 million to safety rectifications and enforceable undertakings, including a strategy aimed at preventing members of the public from placing themselves in the "line of fire" of work vehicles.

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