Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Key Reforms Of WSH Act


What are the key changes of this new Act?

The following are the key changes introduced in the Workplace Safety and Health Act.
• It specifies liabilities for a range of persons at the workplace instead of focusing on the occupier.
• It focuses on effective management of workplace safety and health to achieve a safe outcome instead of prescribing rules.
• It stipulates greater penalties for compromising safety and health.

When does this Act take effect?
This Act replaces the Factories Act with effect from 1 March 2006.

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