Tag: "ohs harmonisation"


What is Wrong With Harmonisation of WHS Laws

Contrary to the rhetoric we hear from Model OHS Law proponents, the Model, its regulations, codes of practice and guidelines add up to an incredible amount of material to be digested. The Model OHS Laws are, in short, unknowable.


Asbestos Management

The items below in relation to asbestos management have changed as a result of the new harmonised laws. A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) with management or control of a workplace must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that all asbestos or asbestos containing material (ACM) is identified by a competent person. […]


Top Five Things You Need To Know About New OHS Laws

New work health and safety laws commenced in the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory, and the Northern Territory on 1st January 2012. Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania have deferred the implementation of these new laws for a further 12 months and South Australian parliament have voted to adjourn the debate on the WHS Bill until 14 […]


OH&S Harmonisation Update – NT

The Northern Territory, in conjunction with the Commonwealth and other state and territory governments us committed to improving the work health and safety of all Australian workers and enhancing productivity by harmonising work health and safety legislation across Australia. Model legislation has been developed and all states and territories are committed to enacting the new […]


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 […]