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Below are historical documents relating to the development of  OSH legislation in Western Australia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

2012 Regulation Impact Statement - Harmonised Work Health and Safety Laws

2015 [Archived] FAQ - Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations

2015 Update on Work Health and Safety laws consultation

2016 Public comment - Work Health and Safety regulations

2017 Call for public comment – live electrical work and work in roof spaces

2017 Minister announced Ministerial Advisory Panel on Work Health and Safety Reform

2018 WA Modernising Work Health and Safety Act – Submissions – closed 31 August 2018

2018 Progress of the Ministerial Advisory Panel 

2019 Review Process Summary – Develop Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia - closed 26 November 2019

2019 Workplace safety laws tabled in parliament - Media statement - Work Health and Safety Bill 2019

Further information about the development of federal OSH legislation is available from the following sources.

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