Western Australia
Wed 12 July 2017

Move to standardise WA safety legislation

The State Government will develop a modernised Work Health and Safety Bill for WA to replace the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Mines Safety and Inspection Act and Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Safety Levies Act.

The Government says some industry-specific regulations will apply to the mining and petroleum sectors.

The proposed WA legislation will be based on the national Work Health and Safety Act. The development of the Bill will involve extensive consultation with stakeholders and the community, prior to expected introduction to State Parliament in mid-2019.

Read the full Government announcement here