Work Health and Safety Laws in Australia

Business Training-TV’s Premium Legal Special Course, “Work Health and Safety Laws in Australia”, is available for training now. This program was authored by Sierra Legal. Covering a wide range of topics from Duties of Particular Persons under the WHS Acts to Consultation and Representation, this SCORM course is essential training in Australian workplaces.

Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws now apply in the Commonwealth and all Australian States and Territories. However, the existing occupational health and safety (OHS) laws still apply in the Harmonised jurisdictions of Victoria and Western Australia.

WHS laws are based on national model legislation and are designed to help protect people’s health and safety at work. There are over 106,000 serious workplace compensation claims each year with a median 5.6 weeks lost. So, work health and safety is everybody’s responsibility.

The obligation and compliance with WHS law is on all parties who can contribute to the successful management of workplace risks. This includes manufacturers, suppliers, employers, workers, contractors and others.

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