Historical resources about safety and health laws
Below are historical documents relating to the development of OSH legislation in Western Australia
1983 Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare legislation - A public discussion document - Hon DK Dans MLC 1983
1987 Second reading speech - Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Amendment Bill - Hon Peter Dowding
1999 Liability for health and safety at workplaces - Hon David Malcolm
2002 Review of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 - R Laing
2006 Review of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 - Richard Hooker
Harmonised OSH Laws
2015 [Archived] FAQ - Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations
Further information about the development of federal OSH legislation is available from the following sources.
- Toward national workplace safety and workers compensation systems: a chronology Parliamentary Library
- National Review into Model Occupational Health and Safety laws Safe Work Australia
- National Research Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (NRCOHSR) Australian National University
These websites provide information about significant developments in safety worldwide.
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