Browsing: WHS Harmonisation (WA)

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.

THU
12:42PM

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

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.

WED
12:35PM

Major workplace safety changes for WA and Vic

Western Australia has announced a two-level industrial manslaughter offence, revealed plans to beef up its safety inspectorate and released a draft WHS framework. Meanwhile, Victoria has introduced a new reckless conduct offence with $6.4 million fines for employers.

WED
12:58PM

Inflated WHS fines pass ahead of harmonisation in WA

Two amendment Bills increasing Western Australia's maximum work health and safety fines, to well above those for reckless conduct in the harmonised jurisdictions, have passed Parliament, and could take effect within days.

FRI
3:58PM

Model WHS amendments hinted in consultation review

The model WHS laws could be amended to increase the focus on psychological health, with the public consultation process for the ongoing review of the laws identifying widespread concerns over this issue and the absence of a "notification trigger" for psychological injuries.

MON
1:03PM

New WHS duties flagged for consultants and lawyers

WHS consultants, lawyers and occupational hygienists will have an explicit duty to ensure their services don't create health and safety risks at client sites, if recommendations on the development of a harmonised WHS Bill are adopted in Western Australia.

THU
2:14PM

Maintenance "blind spots"; Fatigue findings; and more

  • Hazardous industries warned of maintenance "blind spot";
  • Fatigue findings apply to multiple industries; and
  • NSW regulators issue fatality alerts and prohibition notice.
FRI
3:05PM

WA adopts WHS penalty regime, plus 14% inflation

Western Australia has introduced Bills with maximum workplace safety fines exceeding those in the harmonised jurisdictions ($3 million) and Victoria (nearly $3.2 million).


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