UPDATE: Safe Work Australia's statement regarding the Impact on Volunteers

 

From 1 January 2012 workplace health and safety laws will be harmonised across Australia and will replace the existing work health and safety legislation in all states, territories and the Commonwealth. While many parts of the new legislation will remain the same or similar to current arrangements it is important that industry and workers know what the differences are. This will ensure they have time to put systems in place for 1 January 2012 if necessary.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has published several resources to assist with understanding the changes. Here are some links to the most useful resources:

FIND OUT MORE: Visit www.deir.qld.gov.au/workplace/law/harmonisationohslaws or telephone Workplace Health and Safety Infoline on 1300 369 915 or subscribe to their e-news to keep informed on the latest health and safety issues that affect workplaces in Queensland.

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