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Health and Safety Legislation

OHS LegislationOHS legislation sets out the laws about health and safety requirements affecting most workplaces, work activities and specified high risk plant or equipment. It defines the pathway forward to assist workplaces provide a safe working environment. The OHS legislation seeks to protect the health and safety of everyone at a workplace – this includes employees, contractors, visitors or people working in a voluntary capacity. It is State based legislation which means that each state is required to independently manage and administer the compliance of workplaces in their state to the OHS legislation. This administrative role is undertaken by the Regulator.

The role of the Regulator is to exercise unbiased authority and supervision over a workplace, to ensure that the OHS legislation has been implemented into the way that each business manages their operations.

Included in the table blow is a link to the homepage of the OHS Regulator in each State and a link to the OHS Act / WHS Act and OHS Regulation / WHS Regulation for each State.

 

Links to each States Health and Safety Regulator and Legislation

State Link to Regulator  Link to State Act Link to State Regulation
 ACT WorkSafe ACT WHS Act 2011 WHS Regulation 2011
 NSW SafeWork NSW WHS Act 2011 WHS Regulation 2011
 NT WorkSafe NT WHS Act 2011 WHS Regulations (Repealed)
 QLD Workplace Health and Safety Queensland  WHS Act 2011 WHS Regulation 2011
 SA SafeWork SA WHS Act 2012 WHS Regulations 2012
 TAS Workplace Standards Tasmania WHS Act 2012 WHS Regulations 2012
 VIC WorkSafe Victoria OHS Act 2004 OHS Regulations 2007 *** Amendments at 2014
 WA WorkSafe OSH Act 1984 OSH Regulation 1996
Commonwealth Comcare WHS Act 2011 WHS Regulations 2011
National Safe Work Australia Model WHS Bill 2011 Model WHS Regulations 2011

 

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If you have any questions regarding OHS Legislation, please do not hesitate to contact us. At Action OHS Consulting we want to work with you, to assist you to understand the OHS Legislation and from this proactively build a safe workplace together.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (June 2016)

Please find Action OHS Consulting’s June 2016 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we have reviewed the health and safety prosecutions listed by WorkSafe Victoria and Safe Work NSW for between January and April 2016, and provided an overview of the: (i) number of prosecutions, (ii) average and median fine amounts; and (iii) criteria/code attached to the prosecution. In addition we have looked into Safety In Design; reviewed one method you may used in your workplace to give your training more impact; and, highlighted 10 considerations that should be made before procuring an OHS Software solution.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (February 2016)

Building a Safe Workplace Together_Feb16Please find Action OHS Consulting’s February 2016 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we have reviewed the Health and Safety prosecutions listed by WorkSafe Victoria and Safe Work NSW for 2015 as of 31 January 2016, providing an overview of: (i) number of prosecutions, (ii) average and median fine amounts; and (iii) with the criteria/code attached to the prosecution. The criteria/code makes for some interesting reading and will guide the articles we present in future newsletters. In addition we have looked at strategic planning for safety; ask the question, are you training for compliance or safety? and review the role OHS Software is playing in today’s workplace.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (October 2015)

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Please find Action OHS Consulting’s October 2015 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we take a look at: contractor management and what all businesses large and small should consider; the recently updated WorkSafe Victoria’s updated Injury Hot Spots tool; factors that impact long term learning – do you consider the impacts of “blocked” and “random” practice when developing your training programs? along with two recent health and safety prosecution results. 

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (June 2015)

Building a Safe Workplace Together_June15Please find Action OHS Consulting’s June 2015 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we take a look what makes workplace inspections effective and look at the responsibilities of both the workplace and workers regarding personal protective equipment (PPE). In addition, we provide a short overview of what incidents are notifiable to your state regulator and incorporate advice regarding changes to the Healthy Eating Pyramid.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (February 2015)

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Please find Action OHS Consulting’s February 2015 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we take a look at your role as a safety professional in managing the current “sit-stand workstation” phenomenon. In addition to this, we have investigated ways to support you manage potentially  fatal machinery, looked to assist you establish health and safety performance indicators, and provided an overview of what work requires a High Risk Work (HRW) Licence.

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Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (October 2014)

Building a Safe Workplace Together_Oct14_CoverPlease find Action OHS Consulting’s October 2014 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we take a look at the recent legislation changes that have taken place in Victoria and South Australia and direct you to the current Codes of Practices endorsed by Safe Work Australia. We also take a look at the impact and inefficiency of paper in the office as businesses start to move toward cloud based systems of health and safety management & the risk associated with silica dust in construction work.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, for find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (June 2014)

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Please find Action OHS Consulting’s June 2014 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

Along with introducing our online shop, in this edition we have provided an overview of the health and safety duties placed on employees and presented some foreseeable hazards that you should be considering to assess if there is a pregnant employee at your workplace. Additionally, we have included Health and Safety legislation updated. 

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Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (February 2014)

Building a Safe Workplace Together - Feb 2014Please find Action OHS Consulting’s February 2014 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition, we look into methods that you may use to support your business achieve its OHS goals and targets,  we have also provided a review of the changes to the management of workplace bullying in line with the Fair Work Act 2009 and included an update of the current position of the Work Health and Safety legislation. Additionally, we have commentary on our OHS Management System software and online training tools.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, for find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (September 2013)

Please find Action OHS Consulting’s Septembers 2013 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition, we step you through what to look out for before engaging and then managing contractors; walk you through a current legal ruling that firmly aligns OHS and WHS to the employer, even after the regulator provides an all clear; whilst also untangling the often confusing relationship between the SWMS, JSA, SWP, SOP or TRA.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Connect” with us on LinkedIn, for find us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (May 2013)

Please find Action OHS Consulting’s May 2013 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together.

In this edition we provide an overview of our “Safe Workstation Setup Online Module”, whilst delving into what hazards maybe associated with your working environment as a result of winter and reviewing methods to manage workplace stress associated with end of financial year deadlines. In line with our earlier editions of Building a Safe Workplace Together, we have provided an OHS Harmonisation update and a focus on training. Our training focus will support you provide your managers with the skills to implement your health and safety management system.

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Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (January 2013)

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Please find Action OHS Consulting’s January 2013 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together

Following a number of requests made by our clients, in this edition we introduce Action OHS Consulting’s internally developed “Safe Workstation Setup Online Module”, whilst looking into the benefits of OHS strategic planning. In line with our earlier editions of Building a Safe Workplace Together, we have provided an OHS Harmonisation update and a focus on training. Our training focus applies understandings from sport coaching environments into the workplace environment, as we look at the effectiveness of blocked vs. random practice/training in relation to skill acquisition.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Like us” on Facebook or “Follow us” on Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (September 2012)

OHS ConsultingPlease find Action OHS Consulting’s September 2012 edition of our 4-monthly newsletter Building a Safe Workplace Together

In this edition we introduce the way forward in OHS Management through Software. We have also included information to support you better manage summer-based workplace hazards and your Christmas events. In line with our May edition, there is an article on Training and an OHS Harmonisation update which may interest you.

To stay up to date with topical health and safety news and events please “Like us” on Facebook or “Follow us” on Twitter.  If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list please contact us.

Action OHS Consulting Newsletter – Building a Safe Workplace Together (May 2012)

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Action OHS Consulting has recently established a FREE 4-monthly newsletters available to our clients, along with our friends. In the May 2012 edition of Building a Safe Workplace Together we have placed a focus on management of workplace stressors. We have provided an overview of “good stress” vs “bad stress” and covered recent research involving fatigue management and working fathers. In addition we have provided you with some helpful tips to reduce your workers compensation claims premium. 

To keep up to date, with health and safety news as it happens please “Like us” on Facebook or “Follow us” on Twitter. If you would like to be placed on our future mailing list contact us.

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