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


Twenty-one Codes and asbestos rules amended

Twenty WHS Codes of Practice have been updated in Queensland, while an amended Code for managing workplace electrical risks has been approved, and asbestos regulations have been changed.


Manslaughter changes and lead metrics urged by inquiry

Industrial manslaughter provisions should be amended in Queensland to ensure all companies that negligently cause a worker's death can be prosecuted, according to a major inquiry report that also makes important recommendations on safety metrics.


COVID coverings create new risks; Laws amended; more

  • COVID face coverings can create new work risks, regulator warns;
  • "Second line of defence" prescribed for Qld mines;
  • Employers reminded of new quad bike safety standards; and
  • New online system helps WHS notifications in Tas.

New exposure thresholds; Reversing-forklift fine; more

  • New exposure thresholds, height Code commence in two states;
  • Worker fined for reversing forklift without looking; and
  • Duty holders warned after rolling-vehicle death.

WHS entry amendments put pressure on PCBUs

Employers will be forced to make quickfire decisions on right-of-entry disputes, under recent amendments to the Queensland WHS Act, according to workplace health and safety lawyers.


Industrial manslaughter offence extended to four statutes

An Amendment Bill extending the offence of industrial manslaughter to Queensland's resources sector, with tougher financial penalties than under the WHS Act, has passed Parliament, and will commence on a day to be fixed by proclamation.


COVID-19: new work and travel rules, guide and "fame" list

Coronavirus controls and restrictions have been stepped up across the country, with exemptions for certain workplaces and workers, while the ACTU's "name and fame" list of businesses providing special paid sick leave to staff is rapidly growing.

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