Safety regulations updated for Victoria
New OHS Regulations 2017 for Victoria will become effective as of 18 June.
These regulations will remain largely the same as previous versions.
Those who will be affected by the changes are those who are employed in a workplace where asbestos is present, manufacturers, importing suppliers of hazardous substances or agricultural and veterinary chemicals, construction workers and those who operate a mine or major hazard facility.
In some high-risk areas, like asbestos removal work, the new regulations improve standards. The changes also deliver significant savings to Victorian businesses in the areas of high risk work licensing and record-keeping for designers and manufacturers of plant.
For some changes, transitional arrangements apply to allow duty and licence holders time to become compliant with the updated regulatory requirements.
The compliance codes that align with the regulations are being reviewed, and WorkSafe Victoria has updated the codes. Eight proposed codes are available for public comment until Friday, 9 June.
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