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


New regulatory Code with control hierarchy tackles inappropriate workplace behaviour

Higher level safety controls for inappropriate or unreasonable workplace behaviour include adjusting staff levels for peak periods and setting achievable targets, according to a draft Code of Practice from Western Australia. Meanwhile, a regulator has issued alerts on lightning strikes and autonomous vehicles.


Workplace COVID restrictions made in NSW and WA

Face masks will be compulsory on public transport and in certain workplaces under COVID-19 restrictions announced for NSW today. Meanwhile, the Western Australian Government has introduced a Bill extending measures and 10-year jail terms aimed at protecting frontline workers from the pandemic.


Tougher work health rules; New safety Standard; more

  • Tougher worker health surveillance rules applied in WA;
  • International Standard for work-related safety signs released; and
  • Female injury rate and pandemic show need for WHS change: ACTU.

New workplace diesel threshold; Chemical Bills; and more

  • New diesel threshold takes immediate effect in WA;
  • Federal Bill creates new framework for chemical risk controls;
  • Change management process missing at time of tank rupture; and
  • Safety inspectors rebuild failed structure for fatality probe.

Many COVID-19 injury claims lodged; WA extends controls

More than one in three of the hundreds of COVID-19-related workers' compensation claims lodged in Australia involve mental health issues, new data from Safe Work Australia shows. Meanwhile, Western Australia has introduced a Bill extending its tough penalties for pandemic-related violence against frontline workers.


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.


New dangerous goods offences commence; and more

  • New dangerous goods offences and mine rules made in NSW;
  • Dangerous goods changes and penalties commence in WA; and
  • WA's presumptive COVID-19 protections take effect.

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