Model Work Health and Safety Act

During this year, 2011, the State and Territory Governments will introduce new Occupational Health and Safety Laws so that they all come into operation in January 2012. This is what they call "harmonisation".

The process has been underway for a number of years means that there is a Model Act which the intention of the Workplace Relations Ministers' Council adopted which is supposed to adopted by all of the States.

Currently it has not been adopted by any of them and the Western Government have indicated that there are 4 major areas which they will not come into line with the model.

Check out the Model Work Health and Safety Act and work out how it will affect you.