Victorian OHS Regulations Reform

The Victorian OHS Regulations Reform is underway with two (2) major pieces of Victorian OHS Regulations having been updated and are effective from 18/06/2017, they are:

o   Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017
o   Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017

WorkSafe Victoria has provided much information to assist you review implications for your organization:

For OHS Regs 2017 – The majority of changes affect workplaces: 
·        where asbestos is present
·        that manufacture or import and supply hazardous substances or agricultural and veterinary chemicals 
·        in the construction industry
·        that are mines or a major hazard facility

  • Frequently Asked Questions guide that is a useful starting point for understanding the changes and their implications for your organization.
  • The following Compliance Codes review is underway and have been open for Public Comment

    §  Hazardous Manual Handling Compliance Code
    §  Hazardous Substances Compliance Code
    §  Plant Compliance Code
    §  Confined Spaces Compliance Code
    §  Demolition Compliance Code
    §  Facilities in Construction Compliance Code
    §  Excavation Compliance Code
    §  Noise Compliance Code

  • The following Compliance Codes reviews are also underway and will soon be open for Public Comment:

    §  Managing Asbestos in Workplaces
    §  Removing Asbestos in Workplaces
    §  Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction
    §  Prevention of Falls in General Construction

  • Stay tuned …
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