Modernising Work Health and Safety laws in WA
Public comment ended 31 August 2018 - THIS DOCUMENT IS NO LONGER CURRENT AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY
The Western Australian Government is seeking your comments on the proposals to modernise Western Australia’s WHS laws.
On 12 July 2017, the Government’s announcement of the development of a modernised Work Health and Safety Act for Western Australia which is based on the national model Work Health and Safety Bill. This Act will replace three acts, the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984, Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994; and Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Safety Levies Act 2011.
Following this announcement the Cabinet of Western Australia established the Ministerial Advisory Panel (MAP) on Work Health and Safety (WHS) Reform to provide advice on adopting the model WHS laws in Western Australia. The MAP has now provided its advice to the Minister and prepared a report that is now available for public comment.
Public comment ended 31 August 2018
THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT IS NO LONGER CURRENT AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY.
- Work Health and Safety Act Consultation document – Modernising work health and safety laws in Western Australia – Proposals for amendments to the model Work Health and Safety Bill 2018 for adoption in Western Australia
- Safe Work Australia Model Work Health and Safety Bill 2016
- Excerpt from Part 7 (Right of entry) Safe Work Australia Model Work Health and Safety Bill 2011
- Information sessions
- Modernising Work Health and Safety laws in WA – an information session video (run time - 38:18)
Submissions closed 31 August 2018. Your submission will be published on the DMIRS website at a later date, unless you specify that your comments are confidential.
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