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Guide to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011

This guide provides an overview of the Queensland Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act). It is designed to help people understand their health and safety duties and rights in the workplace. However it is not intended to be read in place of the WHS Act. To assist readers, crossreferences to specific sections of the WHS Act are provided after each heading. It also provides information on:
• the requirements for consultation between business operators,
worker representatives and workers;
• the notification of incidents; enforcement procedures;
• what constitutes an offence under the WHS Act and the range of
penalties that apply.

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