Australia's first WHS Code of Practice for managing psychological risks, released for comment in NSW, advises duty holders to apply the hierarchy of controls and eliminate the risks by redesigning work processes.
NSW has applied its new penalty unit system to more types of WHS offences - instantly increasing the maximum available fines - and added more WHS offences to the list of breaches attracting infringement notices.
> HSE adviser allegedly unlawfully snubbed by official; > New WHS Code of Practice commences in NSW; > Two more jurisdictions halve workplace silica threshold; and > Draft national safety guidelines for asbestos-cement pipes released.
NSW's latest WHS Amendment Bill, which overrides health privacy laws, will ensure regulators can identify and take enforcement action against specific employers exposing workers to existing and emerging health and safety risks, the State Government has revealed.
> WHS Amendment Bill bypasses health privacy laws in NSW; > WHS regulators issue warnings after lion attack, other incidents; > Qld announces workers' comp premium rate for 2020-21; and > Labour-hire licensing scheme narrowed in SA.
An Amendment Bill significantly increasing WHS fines and making it easier to secure category 1 convictions has passed NSW Parliament, while the State Government has also created a new WHS offence for silica work.