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


Contentious WHS Bill with criminal checks passes Parl

A NSW WHS Bill enabling nationwide criminal record checks of safety representatives has passed Parliament without amendment, despite warnings that the new laws place "no limits" on a minister's powers to veto an elected representative.


New WHS Standard follows teen's death and high-range fine

A new industry safety standard developed in response to a teenage worker's death, which also attracted one of the highest WHS fines in NSW history, includes guidance on preventing unapproved modifications of scaffolding and will prevent injuries and fatalities, the NSW Government has claimed.


WHS Regs made for gig work; App triggers actions; more

  • WHS Regulations made for gig economy platforms in NSW;
  • Anonymous reports by workers trigger hundreds of WHS interventions; and
  • COVID capacity-certificate rule applied indefinitely in NSW.

Criminal checks enabled by WHS Bill; and more

  • Criminal checks of safety representatives enabled by NSW WHS Bill; and
  • Injury-surveillance crackdown agreed to in Vic, in principle.

Manslaughter Bill passes LC; Standard commences; more

  • Industrial manslaughter Bill introduced to NSW Lower House;
  • New solar safety Standard commences with transitional provisions; and
  • Offshore laws with "modified" WHS provisions pass Parliament.

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