Work health and safety laws

This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the Work Health and Safety laws.

The WHS Act and accompanying regulations came into effect on 31 March 2022.

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WHS publications and resources

Access all our WHS resources including interpretive guidelines, regulator's policies, codes of practice, guides, videos and webinar recordings to help you understand the WHS requirements.

The Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 comparison table: information sheet summarises the similarities and differences between provisions in the Mines Safety and Inspection Act and Regulations and the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022.

Got questions about how WA's WHS laws were developed?

A list of commonly asked questions and the department’s responses is available.

Modernisation of Work Health and Safety Laws - frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Further information

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