Cold

There are no regulations specifying standards for minimum temperatures in the workplace. However, employers have a duty under the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act (2004) to provide and maintain for employees, as far as practicable, a working environment that is safe and without risks to health. This includes providing a safe system of work, information, training, supervision, and where appropriate personal protective equipment. The employer also has the duty to monitor conditions at the workplace - this includes temperature. Some workers have been able to negotiate agreements (now in either their award or Enterprise Agreement) on this issue.

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