The Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Regulations 2014 (OHS Amendment Regulations) came into effect on 1st July 2014.
These amendments were introduced to improve the workability of the regulations and reduce administrative requirements and compliance costs for employers, without reducing safety standards.
What is changing?
Amendments have been made to various parts of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 (OHS Regulations) including plant, construction, mines and licensing.
In total there are over 30 amendments. A full list, including specific changes and comparisons, can be found on the Victorian WorkCover Authority website.
What do I need to do?
If you have a relevant obligation under the OHS Amendment Regulations:
- Review the list of amendments and carefully consider how they will affect your organisation.
- Take note of any new obligations that affect you.
- Identify any recording or reporting activities that are no longer required.
- Take the opportunity to review your systems and processes to ensure compliance and identify any potential improvements required.
Victorian WorkCover Authority Advisory Service phone 1800 136 089, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit vwa.vic.gov.au
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