Happy New Year- Are you ready for the new Workplace Health and Safety Laws?

Ross Mitchell and Associates
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

As you may be aware the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 will be repealed on 1 January 2012 and replaced with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the WHS Act) and Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (the WHS Regulation). 

The WHS Act and WHS Regulation are now available on the WorkCover website at the following link

http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/newlegislation2012/WHSlawandpolicy/Pages/WorkHealthandSafetyRegulations.aspx

While there are few significant impacts for NSW businesses , you are encouraged to familiarise yourself with the new legislation for any changes or new requirements .  Some of the key changes in relation to asbestos and demolition can be viewed at the following link.

http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/newlegislation2012/whstransitionalarrangements/demolition-transitional-arrangements/Pages/default.aspx

Source: WorkCover NSW