The Model Work Health and Safety Act

This page, and the posts it refers to, contains selected excerpts from Safe Work Australia’s ‘Guide to the model Work Health and Safety Act‘; all quotations are from the pdf version of that document [ISBN 978-0-642-78409-4].

I have included those parts that are relevant to system safety or design safety. We have excluded those parts that refer only to the management of workplace safety, AKA occupational health and safety.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION – [post]

WHS REGULATIONS AND CODES OF PRACTICE ETC. – [post]

DEFINITIONS – [post]

WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY DUTIES – [post]

INCIDENT NOTIFICATION – [Excluded]

CONSULTATION WITH/REPRESENTATION OF WORKERS – [Excluded]

WHS ENTRY PERMIT HOLDERS – [Excluded]

THE REGULATOR, INSPECTORS AND ENFORCEMENT – [post]

OFFENCES AND PENALTIES [Deliberately excluded. I don’t like trying to teach safety through fear, as it often results in poor performance and/or bad behaviours.]

AUTHORISATIONS – [Excluded]

GLOSSARY AND MORE INFORMATION – [see ‘Definitions‘]

LIST OF AMENDMENTS – [Excluded]

Disclaimer – Please Read

The materials presented in this publication are distributed by Safe Work Australia as an information source only. The information and data in this publication are subject to change without notice. Safe Work Australia makes no statements, representations, or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of, and you should not rely on, any information contained in this publication. Safe Work Australia disclaims all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs you might incur as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way, and for any reason. This publication was produced by Safe Work Australia using information originally developed by Work Health and Safety Queensland and WorkSafe Victoria.

The Guide

Copyright: Creative Commons

Except for the logos of Safe Work Australia, SafeWork SA, Workplace Standards Tasmania, WorkSafe WA, Workplace Health and Safety QLD, NT WorkSafe, SafeWork NSW, Comcare and WorkSafe ACT, [which are not included] this copyright work is licensed under a Creative Commons AttributionNoncommercial 3.0 Australia licence.

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In essence, you are free to copy, communicate and adapt the work for non commercial purposes [this page and the related posts are free to view], as long as you attribute the work to Safe Work Australia and abide by the other licence terms [The Safety Artisan does so].

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