Information sessions on new national OSH laws in regional areas
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WorkSafe will hold free information sessions across the State on the new national occupational safety and health laws, visiting regional centres in December.
The WA version of the Model Work Health and Safety Bill was tabled in Parliament last month as a Green Bill for public consultation, and information sessions on the Bill are being offered in major regional areas.
WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Ian Munns said today the information sessions were an opportunity to find out more about the new laws.
“Being a Green Bill for public consultation, comment is being sought from interested parties and these comments will contribute towards the final decision on future occupational safety and health laws in WA,” Mr Munns said.
“The information sessions will offer an opportunity to find out more on what the proposed WHS Bill means, and the modifications that have been made to reduce red tape and ensure the laws are in the best interests of WA businesses and the WA economy.
“The sessions are aimed at anyone who has an interest in workplace safety and health, including employers, employees, safety and health representatives and officers and members of the general community.
“The public comment period for the Green Bill is three months, concluding on January 30, 2015.
“I encourage anyone who is interested to attend one of the information sessions and participate in the public consultation process, thereby making a genuine contribution to the future of safety and health in WA workplaces.”
The sessions will be held in Bunbury, Albany, Narrogin, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton and Karratha.
Would you like to attend a session?
Please note booking is essential.
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