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    Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008
    The objective of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 (the Act) is to prevent a person’s death, injury or illness being caused by a workplace, a relevant workplace area, work activities or plant or substances for use at a workplace. The Act establishes a framework for preventing or minimising exposure to risk, including setting benchmarks for industry by making supporting regulations. The Work

    Review of Workplace Health and Safety Enforcement Framework
    Cabinet considered a submission regarding the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Enforcement Framework. In 2007, the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations (DEIR) commissioned an independent review into the WHS Enforcement Framework. The independent review was supported by a tripartite reference group comprising selected members from both the Electrical Safety and WHS Boards, unions, emp

    Implement recs from Ombudsman’s report - regulation of mine safety in Qld
    In May 2007 the Queensland Ombudsman informed the Director-General of the Department of Mines and Energy of his intention to conduct an investigation of the Queensland Mines Inspectorate. The Queensland Mines Inspectorate is responsible for developing and administering legislation and policy governing coal and metalliferous mine safety and health issues in Queensland. The Ombudsman’s final repor

    SDPC reviews Dept Employment and Industrial Relations and WHS Regulation
    In June 2008, the Service Delivery and Performance Commission (SDPC) completed a performance review of the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations (DEIR) and a review of the roles and responsibilities of Queensland Government agencies in the administration of workplace health and safety (WHS) regulation as part of its 2007-2008 Work Program. The review of DEIR found that the Department h

    Workplace Health and Safety and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2008
    In September 2007, Mr Robin Stewart-Crompton was commissioned by the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations to conduct an independent review into the current Workplace Health and Safety Enforcement Framework. The review recommendations relating to the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 and the Electrical Safety Act 2002 that are being progressed in this Bill are: commencement of pros

    Building Standards for Temporary Buildings used for Accommodation Purposes
    The draft code on “Temporary Accommodation Buildings and Structures” will detail the minimum standards for structural stability, safety, health, amenity and sustainability that must be incorporated in any temporary accommodation building. The Regulatory Impact Statement addresses the costs and benefits associated with the introduction the code. Cabinet noted the draft code on Temporary Accommodat

    Construction WorkHealth Pilot
    Cabinet – May 2009 Construction WorkHealth Initiative Pilot Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations Results from the Construction WorkHealth Initiative Pilot were presented to Cabinet. The pilot involved conducting health and skin assessments across the commercial and civil construction industries. Overall, 1,094 health assessments and 964 skin assessments were completed during t

    Ministerial Notice regarding ceiling insulation
    Serious electrical safety risks have been identified with foil ceiling insulation associated with the Australian Government’s former Home Insulation Program, which ran from 3 February 2009 to 19 February 2010. Since October 2009, there have been three Queensland electrical fatalities associated with the installation of ceiling insulation. Cabinet noted that the Attorney-General and Minister for I

    Mines and Energy Amendment (No.2) Bill 2010
    The Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment (No. 2) 2010 (the Bill) amends the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (P&G Act) to enable the specification and enforcement of nation-wide introduction of minimum energy performance standards for gas appliances. The Bill also includes various amendments to the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 and Coal Mining Safety and Healt

    Framework for Alcohol and Drug Management in the Workplace
    The Framework for Alcohol and Drug Management in the Workplace recommends that employers develop a drug and alcohol policy in consultation with workers following the conduct of a risk assessment which identifies the need for a drug and alcohol policy in that workplace. The Framework is applicable to all workplaces. However, it is expected that only high risk workplaces will identify a need for a

    Electrical Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
    The Bill amends the Electrical Safety Act 2002 and the Electrical Safety Regulation 2002 to implement a new Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) within Queensland. This new system: Places obligations for safety on a responsible supplier who is the first point of sale (ie the manufacturer or importer) in Australia or New Zealand. Establishes a national register where all suppliers and certain

    Work Health and Safety and Safety in Recreational Water Bills 2011
    The harmonisation of work health and safety (WHS) laws is part of the Council of Australian Governments’ National Reform Agenda aimed at reducing the regulatory burden and creating a seamless national economy. The objects of harmonising WHS laws through a model framework are to protect the health and safety of workers, improve safety outcomes, reduce compliance costs for business, and improve eff

    Appointment of Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health
    The proposed appointment is to a stand alone role of Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health and not to a government body. Under section 73A(1) of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (the Act), there is to be a Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health. Pursuant to the Act, the functions of the commissioner are to: advise the Minister on mine health and safety matters generally; fulfil the r

    RIS for the Mine Safety National Framework
    The National Mine Safety Framework (NMSF) started as an initiative of the Conference of Chief Inspectors of Mines but became one of 27 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) reforms. One of the strategies under the NMSF is to develop a nationally consistent legislative and regulatory framework. Queensland has participated in the NMSF based on the position that existing safety and health standar

    Strategic Management of Asbestos in Qld
    The Queensland Government has a regulatory and policy framework to minimise the risks of exposure to asbestos in workplaces, domestic premises and the environment. Four State Government departments and over 70 local councils are responsible for administering and enforcing asbestos-related legislation. At times, the multiplicity of laws and the division of regulatory responsibilities across agencie

    Electrical Safety Regulation 2013
    The need for the proposed Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 (the 2013 Regulation) is due to the automatic expiry of the Electrical Safety Regulation 2002 (the 2002 Regulation) under the requirements of the Statutory Instruments Act 1992. A consultation Regulatory Assessment Statement (RAS) for the review of the 2002 Regulation was released for public comment between 28 March 2013 and 26 April 2013

    Appointments to the Board of Examiners
    The Board of Examiners is constituted under Part 10 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (the Act). The functions of the Board are: to decide the competencies necessary for holders of certificates of competency; to assess applicants, or have applicants assessed, for certificates of competency; to grant certificates of competency to persons who have demonstrated to the Board’s satisfaction

    Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
    The Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 implements outcomes from the review of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws in Queensland. The aim of the review was to consider the impact of the laws on business, and identify any aspects that were considered unworkable or have had unintended consequences including unanticipated cost burdens. Key changes being given effe

    Appointments to Work Health and Safety Board
    The Work Health and Safety Board (the Board) is established under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the WHS Act). The primary function of the Board is to give advice and make recommendations to the Minister about policies, strategies, allocation of resources, and legislative arrangements for work health and safety in Queensland. In appointing persons to the Board, Schedule 2 Section 6 of the WH

    Appointments Board of Examiners
    The Board of Examiners is established under Part 10 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (the Act). The functions of the Board of Examiners are: to decide the competencies necessary for holders of certificates of competency; to assess applicants, or have applicants assessed, for certificates of competency; to grant certificates of competency to persons who have demonstrated to the Board’s

    Review of Existing Fly-in Fly-out Arrangements in Qld
    The Queensland Government is committed to delivering strong and sustainable resource communities across Queensland. Part of this commitment is to introduce choice for workers to live in the resource communities near where they work. Historically, operational workforces in the resource sector were established in regional areas through either growth of existing regional centres such as Emerald or

    National Harmonisation of Explosives Legislation
    In July 2008, the Productivity Commission Report on Chemicals and Plastics Regulation recommended that an integrated review of explosives legislation, regulations and the Australian Explosives Code be undertaken to deliver national consistency. In December 2012, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed that the harmonisation of explosives regulation would continue to be progressed by th

    Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
    The Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill) implements election commitments made by the Government in the ‘Improving safety for Queenslanders at work’ policy platform. Key changes being given effect by the Bill include: allowing work health and safety (WHS) entry permit holders to enter a workplace immediately if they suspect a contravention has occurred and

    National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Bill 2016
    The establishment of a National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) alongside the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was recommended by the Productivity Commission in its 2011 Inquiry Report, Disability Care and Support. The Productivity Commission proposed that a NIIS would cover the lifetime (i.e. until death) care and support needs of catastrophically injured people across four main stream

    Quad bike safety - a coordinated Queensland Government Response
    Quad bikes pose a significant safety issue for the Queensland community as they are associated with a growing number of injuries and fatalities in both work and recreational settings. This requires a whole of government approach with a suite of solutions to improve safety outcomes. The Government has committed to improving quad bike safety through a whole of government approach and developed a th

    Government response to Agriculture and Environment Committee Report No. 24 Hendra virus vaccine
    On 25 February 2016, the Legislative Assembly agreed to a motion that the Agriculture and Environment Committee inquire into and report on the Hendra virus (HeV) EquiVac® vaccine and its use by veterinary surgeons in Queensland. The Committee tabled its Report on 21 October 2016. The report made 11 recommendations for the Government to consider relating to Queensland’s sole laboratory with Hendra

    Building and Construction Legislation (Non-conforming Building Products - Chain of Responsibility and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2017
    Non-conforming building products (NCBPs) pose a significant risk to the health and safety of all Queenslanders. The use of NCBPs threatens the integrity of a building, putting all users of the building, as well as people on building sites potentially at risk. Incorporating NCBPs in a building can also impose significant costs on owners to rectify damages or undertake remedial action. The Queenslan

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    12 May, 2016

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