Workplace health and safety - Safe design law

Since publication of this note, WA passed a version of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws, which became operational on 31 March 2022. See Safe Work Australia for further information.

(This note updates and replaces Occupational health and safety - safe design)

The Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation is being harmonised across Australia. Seven states and territories including NSW, ACT, Queensland, NT, the Commonwealth, SA and Tasmania have enacted the legislation. WA and Victoria have delayed adoption.

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