Modernising WA Work Health and Safety laws
The Department is seeking your feedback on the proposals to modernise Western Australia’s Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws.
The development of a single harmonised and amalgamated WHS Act will cover all workplaces in Western Australia including mines, petroleum and general workplaces, with specific regulations for each industry sector based on national model WHS laws.
Anyone with an interest in modernising WA WHS laws is invited to comment on the recommendations.
Information sessions will be held throughout the state to provide an overview of the proposals for adopting the WHS Act and how you can provide your feedback on the proposals or any other aspect of the model WHS Act.
Resources Safety held the third Registered Managers Forum on 25 August 2017
Registered managers, quarry managers and underground managers were invited to attend to meet the new Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Director General of DMIRS and other departmental staff. The forum was also an opportunity for managers of Western Australian mines to network with other mine managers to discuss safety issues of common concern.
The forum concluded with two guest speakers emphasising the importance of safety in the workplace.
Industry input sought
The department has a range of stakeholder engagement strategies, including:
- seeking industry comment on proposals or draft documents
- inviting participation in forums or working groups
- asking for feedback using surveys
More information, including a copy of the draft code, is available on the department's consultation page.
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