QLD: Update on National Harmonisation of OHS Laws
Source: Safety Culture
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has affirmed its commitment
for the harmonisation Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) laws, stating
that it will continue working with other jurisdictions over the coming
Workplace Relations Ministers from around Australia had come to a consensus
in 2008 to
nationally harmonise OHS laws. Currently, Safe Work Australia is
developing model OHS laws that will be implemented by the end of 2011 by
each territory and state.
According to WHSQ, the drafts for the following Model OHS regulations have
been considered by the Strategic Issues Group - Occupational Health and
hazardous chemicals and inorganic lead;
construction and induction training;
* diving work.
The model regulations are expected to be made available for public comment
in a few weeks. The period for public comments will end on February 2011.