National Safety Council to run OHS Harmonisation update

Source: Safe to Work

The National Safety Council of Australia will hold an update on the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in Canberra on 1 March.

ACT Work Safety commissioner Mark McCabe will give a briefing on how the model OHS harmonisation legislation is progressing, and how individuals and organisations can navigate through the transitional period.

All states and territories were due to have enacted the model legislation by the start of the year. So far, Queensland, NSW, the ACT and the Commonwealth have done so.

Victoria has indicated it will delay making required changes, while Western Australia has stated its intention not to adopt all aspects of the legislation. There have been further delays South Australia, and Tasmania and the Northern Territory are behind schedule.

A number of questions about compliance have arisen among industry groups and companies since the legislation was drafted.

The harmonisation update aims to help attendees with the challenge of how to transition to the new legislation.

Event details

Date: Thursday, 1 March, 2012

Time: 7:30-9:00am

Venue: NSCA Canberra Office
Level 4, 39 London Circuit
Canberra ACT 2600

NSCA Members - FREE
NSCA Non-members - $15.00

More information is available on the NSCA website.