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


WHS enforcement policy; Fatality charges; and more

  • Enforcement policy for new WHS Act revealed;
  • Employer charged over fatal unloading task; and
  • SWA calls for safety month ideas, releases silica guidance.

PCBUs advised on COVID rule; 3 Codes commence; more

  • PCBUs advised on the management of COVID-exempt workers;
  • Three workplace safety Codes commence in WA; and
  • Workplace safety protections extended by s-x work Bill in Vic.

WHS Act delayed as new workplace protections pass Parl

The commencement date of Western Australia's mirror WHS Act has been delayed by about three months, but the State Parliament has passed laws allowing workers to seek orders to stop bullying and s-xual harassment.


New debarment regime targets safety and IR breaches

Businesses that breach workplace safety, workers' compensation, employment or environmental laws in any jurisdiction or overseas can now be blocked from supplying goods, services or works to Western Australian agencies, under Australia's "first debarment regime".


Dept fined for violence breaches; WHS guides out; more

  • Department fined for violence-related safety breaches;
  • Three interpretive guidelines released for WA's WHS Act; and
  • Scrutiny warning issued ahead of industrial manslaughter session.

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