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New work health and safety laws coming to Western Australia

Mar 15th 2022

New work health and safety laws coming to Western Australia

The Western Australian Government has announced that new Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws will be coming into effect on 31 March 2022.

In an Australian first, the new laws bring together most workplaces in Western Australia under a single WHS Act.

Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston said, "The new Work Health and Safety Act provides all workplace participants to review their health and safety practices and make a new commitment to ensure all their staff are happy and healthy at work."

"It reflects the social obligations and responsibilities the community now expects from companies and their senior management.

The new laws modernise WA's work health and safety laws which were over 30 years old.

"The new laws harmonise WA with other States and Territories, except Victoria, although amendments have been made to tailor the laws to reflect our unique State," the WA Government said in a media statement.

Read the full story on the Western Australian Government website.

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