OHS harmonisation - from the Act to the codes at Safety In Action
Source: Safety Snippets
Just as public comment closes for a new set of draft workplace health and
safety regulations and codes of practice, experts at the Safety In Action trade
show will explain the changes and what they mean for Australian workplaces.
Free seminars by Safe Work Australia and the Norton Rose law firm on each of
the show's three days at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from April 5 to 7 will
also help employers come to grips with the harmonised work health and safety
Act due for implementation at the end of the year.
Safe Work Australia has released draft regulations and a dozen draft model
codes for public comment, which closes on April 4. Announcing a series of
seminars at Safety In Action hosted by expert exhibitors including the
Australian Industry Group, show organiser Marie Kinsella said it was important
to assist employers prepare for a new regulatory regime.
"At the Harmonisation Master Classes, Safety In Action visitors will learn
about the proposed changes and how to comply," she said. "The regulations and
codes of practice tell us exactly how to make our workplaces safe so, in many
ways, they're even more important to understand in detail than the Act."
Five Harmonisation Master Classes have been confirmed. The Australian Industry
Group will discuss the new regulations, while other exhibitors examine four
draft Codes of Practice. Risk Management Technologies will deal with the draft
Code of Practice for the Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous
Chemicals; Noise Management Services will explain Managing Noise and Preventing
Hearing Loss at Work; Carter Corporation will discuss How to Manage and Control
Asbestos in the Workplace; while ATTAR examines Managing the Work Environment
The seminars addressing the Codes of Practice and the Act will be run daily at
Safety In Action from April 5 to 7 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. The
45-minute classes are free and bookings are highly recommended. Sponsored by
myosh, the dedicated OHS trade show is run concurrently with the Melbourne
Materials Handling show, CleanScene; The National Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
and the Safety Institute of Australia's Safety In Action Conference. For more
phone Australian Exhibitions & Conferences Pty Ltd on