Feedback sought for WA’s new Work Health and Safety regulations

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The Western Australian government is seeking feedback on the proposed Work Health and Safety regulations.

The consultation package includes three distinct sets: regulations for general industry; the mining sector; and the petroleum and geothermal sector.

Industry and workers organisation advocated that the Union Right of Entry be left within the state’s Industrial Relations Laws. Because of this, the proposed WHS regulations for WA do not include Union Right of Entry provisions.

Information sessions on the proposed sets of regulations will be conducted across the state to accompany the release of the consultation package.

“The McGowan Government is committed to improving workplace safety in Western Australia and ensuring that any changes to legislation are focused on ensuring workers’ health and safety,” said Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston.

“I encourage the community to have their say on the modernization of WA’s work health and safety laws, which is long overdue.”

Western Australians are urged to join the information sessions in Perth, Albany, Esperance, Karratha, Newman, Geraldton, Mandurah, Kalgoorlie, Broome, Port Hedland, Midland, and Dongora this month.

The public consultation period closes on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. More information is available on http://www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/WHSregsreview

“I look forward to reviewing the feedback once the consultation period closes,” said Mr. McGowan.

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