Modernising Work Health and Safety laws in WA – an information session
In July 2017 the Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations, the Hon Bill Johnston MLA, formed a Ministerial Advisory Panel to advise on the development of a single harmonised and amalgamated Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act. The new WHS laws will cover all workplaces in Western Australia including mines, petroleum and general workplaces, with specific regulations for each industry sector based on national model WHS laws.
The Ministerial Advisory Panel has now reported its recommendations back to the Minister – that report will be released to the public shortly. The Western Australian Government is seeking your comment on these proposals to modernise Western Australia’s WHS laws.
This information session will provide an overview of the proposals for adopting the WHS Act in Western Australia, developed by the Ministerial Advisory Panel. It will also outline how to provide feedback on the proposals or on any other aspect of the model WHS Act.
Anyone with an interest in modernising the Western Australian WHS laws is invited to comment. A copy of the recommendations, together with supporting information and how you can make a submission is available on the Modernising work health and safety laws in WA web page.
Video – Modernising Work Health and Safety laws in WA
If you are unable to attend an information session or would like a refresh before finalising your submission, the department has produced a video to assist you.
Remember the public consultation period closes on 31 August 2018.
Monday 30th July 2018 - Geraldton
Venue: Central Regional TAFE, J Block Aboriginal Learning Centre, 173 – 175 Fitzgerald St, Geraldton WA 6530
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Wednesday 1st August - Broome
Venue: Broome Lotteries House, Lot 642 Cable Beach Road, Broome, WA 6725
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Friday, 3 August 2018 - Perth CBD
10:00 am - Level 2 (Reception), 140 William Street (please use the public entrance off Railway Lane from the Murray Street Mall) Perth, WA
Monday 6 August 2018 - Mandurah
Venue: Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club, Dolphin Room, 115 Breakwater Parade, Mandurah, WA 6210
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday 8 August 2018 - Perth CBD
Venue: Level 2 (Reception), 140 William Street (please use the public entrance off Railway Lane from the Murray Street Mall) Perth, WA
Time: 09:30 am - 10.30 am
Friday 10 August 2018 - Midland
Venue: Midland Old Court House, 49 Helena Street, Midland WA
Time: 10:30am to 11:30am
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