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Work health and safety harmonisation update

Nationally uniform work health and safety laws will ensure a consistently high level of protection for all Australians, and over time, reduce the compliance and regulatory burden for businesses which operate across state borders. The harmonised
legislation will be similar to Victoria’s Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. So if your business is compliant with Victorian law, you are well placed to comply with the new legislation. The new system of harmonised laws will include an Act, Regulations, Codes of Practice and a National Compliance and Enforcement Policy. This information sheet will help you start to understand the changes to terms, definitions, and duties proposed by the new legislation.

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