The passage by the WA Parliament of the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 will transform the responsibilities employers, employees, unions and work health and safety delegates as well as the regulator, WorkSafe WA. We'll update you here as regulations are drafted and when the law comes into effect during early 2022, so bookmark this page!
Implemented well, these changes will save lives and prevent injury, disease and ill health from work. The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has a range of resources and video's regarding the forthcoming laws available online here. The Act itself can be downloaded here.
For information about current work health and safety law in WA and associated regulations, see resources online here. Get Trained as a Safety Rep! Find out about Safety Rep training here.
If you are interested in how the forthcoming new landmark reforms came about, this address by UnionsWA Secretary Owen Whittle is worth viewing.