OCCUPATIONAL, HEALTH & SAFETY - Legislation

The Work Health and Safety Laws (WH&S)  have replaced the OH & S from 1 January, 2012.  WH & S is based on the principle of duty of care to all people in the workplace including visitors. It covers all NSW workplaces.

Planning for the prevention of workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses is the basis for applying the duty of care principles.

Employers are to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees and others who come on to the work premises. They should take all reasonable and practicable measures to control risks against all possible injuries arising from the workplace.