Feedback sought on health and safety regulations

Safe Work Australia has called for feedback on the draft model Work Health Safety Regualtions and priority model Codes of Practice.

Safe work Australia chair, Tom Phillips, said the organisation, in partnership, with federal, state and territory governments palnned to deliver a “harmonised work health and safety laws” across the country.

The aim was to achieve the best possible approach to "safety for all Australian workplaces", Mr Phillips said.

He said the public comment period will provide an opportunity for individuals and organisations to participate in the development of the model Work Health and Safety Regulations and priority model Codes of Practice and ensure their voices are heard.

“Model work health and safety laws will allow organisations to manage workplace safety and work to one set of laws regardless of how many states or territories they are operating in,” Mr Phillips said.

“This will increase profitability and productivity and most importantly, support the safety of all workers and provide greater certainty for employers.”

The suite of documents available for public comment includes an exposure draft of the model Work Health and Safety Regulations, priority model Codes of Practice and an Issues Paper.

The comment period closes on April 4, 2011.

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