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Private Business and OHS Compliance

Privately-owned businesses in Australia continually under-invest in occupational health and safety and this has the effect of reducing their value as well as increasing overall risk. Most small and mid tier businesses take a reactive approach to OH&S compliance, often only complying after an OH&S incident puts them at risk. This tendency to overlook OHS […]

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OH&S Harmonisation Update – QLD

There are a number of changes to Queensland’s Codes of Practice. 1. There are 11 new codes of practice adopted by Queensland through the national harmonisation process. 2. The Recreational Diving, Recreational Technical Diving and Snorkelling Code of Practice 2010 will be remade under the Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011. 3. There are […]

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Update On National OHS Laws

The public comment period for the draft model Work Health and Safety Regulations and 12 draft model Codes of Practice closed on 4 April 2011 and Safe Work Australia is currently reviewing over 1300 submissions made across Australia. Issues raised in these submissions are being considered by jurisdictions and employer and union representatives, with plans […]