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.