Work Health and Safety Act
Right of entry & regulation changes – May 2014
Recent amendments to work health and safety laws that came into effect on 16 May 2014 now requires WHS entry permit holders to give 24 hours’ notice on entry to workplaces.
Regulations in relation to asbestos removal, including Class B asbestos removal licensing requirements, clearance inspections after Class B asbestos removal work and asbestos registers have changed.
New provisions in relation to rollover protective structures on earthmoving machinery and audiometric testing have also been amended.
For more information about the amendments, visit the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland website.
Harmonised health and safety laws – 1 January 2012
State and territory health and safety laws underwent a complete overhaul, and a new set of national, harmonised health and safety laws have been formed.
The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the WHS Act 2011) was enacted 1 January 2012, replacing the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995.
The changes are definitely daunting, but Master Builders is here to help.
Members are encouraged to:
- Read more about key changes under the WHS Act 2011
- Refer to the Queensland Government Workplace Health and Safety website for an overview of the new laws and transitional provisions.