Browsing: WHS Harmonisation (ACT)


Misinformation on WHS Act putting fear into middle managers

Many PCBUs and workers mistakenly believe that supervisors are "officers" - and that home-based work is too risky - under harmonised WHS laws, according to WorkSafe ACT director Mark McCabe. Also in this article, South Australia has released the final draft of its mirror WHS Regulations.


Five jurisdictions "safer" as model Codes dispute continues

Workplaces in the five OHS jurisdictions where harmonised safety laws have taken effect are now safer and more productive, according to Federal Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten. But stakeholders continue to squabble over the draft model Codes of Practice.


Five jurisdictions confirm WHS readiness, three new Codes endorsed

Five jurisdictions will be ready to enact a harmonised Work Health and Safety Act by the end of the month, and three further model Codes of Practice have been endorsed, according to a communiqué on Safe Work Australia's latest members meeting.


ACT to retain regs, establish bullying inspectorate under WHS laws

The ACT will retain its "strong" regulations on hazardous chemicals and asbestos, and could become the first jurisdiction to establish a specialised inspectorate to deal with workplace bullying, when the harmonised safety regime takes effect.


NSW funds harmonisation awareness; Vic news; and more

WorkCover NSW funds harmonisation awareness; WorkSafe Victoria announces fatality probe and new campaigns; WorkSafe ACT announces falling premiums, releases harmonisation guides; and Essential OHS news from around Australia.

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