OHS Harmonisation: Queensland & NSW Approve

ohs harmonisation trainingQueensland

The Queensland Parliament has approved several aspects of the occupational health and safety harmonisation laws ( OHS harmonisation laws). The Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act was approved albeit with minor changes that would enable it to function in accordance with Queensland jurisdiction. The Work Health and Safety Regulation was approved on November 24,2011. Significant pieces of legislation are as follows:

 

  • Confined Spaces;
  • Hazardous Manual Tasks;
  •  Work Health and Safety Risks;
  • Asbestos Awareness in the Workplace
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Dangerous Chemicals labeling
  • Noise Control and Hearing Loss
  • Working at Heights safety

The WHS regulations will be implemented on January, 1, 2012. Systems will be put into place in order to help the smooth transition into the new requirements

New South Wales

NSW recently confirmed the January start for WHS act. A training grant of $550 thousand will be offered in ordered to help small business comprehend the new laws.The government is taking steps to ensure that businesses are properly informed about the OHS harmonisation laws, by offering workshops and seminars.

Applications for the training grants must be submitted prior to January 30, 2012.

Source: http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/workplace/law/whslaws/legislation/index.htm

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