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


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.

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.

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