Engaging with stakeholders

The WHS Act provides for the establishment of the:

  • WorkSafe Commissioner 
  • Chief Inspector of Mines
  • Chief Inspector Petroleum Safety 
  • Work Health and Safety Commission (WHSC) 
  • Mining and Petroleum Advisory Committee (MAPAC) 
  • Work Health and Safety Tribunal.

Work Health and Safety Commission

The Work Health and Safety Commission is the statutory body advising on work health and safety. It consists of members representing PCBUs, workers, government and experts in work health and safety matters. 

The functions of the WHSC are outlined in section 18 of the WHS Act.

Mining and Petroleum Advisory Committee

The Mining and Petroleum Advisory Committee (MAPAC) is a statutory body advising on matters relating to work health and safety in the mining and petroleum industries. 

The functions of this committee may be outlined in the coming regulations, and may include assisting and providing advice to the Minister and/or the Commission in relation to work health and safety in mining and petroleum industries.

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