Model WHS Regulations
This is the current version of the model WHS Regulations, dated 22 May 2023, which includes all amendments made since 2011. For the model WHS Regulations to have effect in a jurisdiction it must be implemented in that jurisdiction. Amendments to the model WHS Regulations do not automatically apply in a jurisdiction.
The Model Work Health and Safety Regulations have been amended by the Parliamentary Counsel’s Committee.
The Model Work Health and Safety Regulations (Engineered Stone) Amendment 2023 introduces an express prohibition on the uncontrolled processing of engineered stone products. The amendments reflect the existing duty on persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to eliminate risks to the health and safety of workers from engineered stone and if that is not reasonably practicable, to minimise the risks so far as is reasonably practicable.
A PCBU that permits the uncontrolled processing of engineered stone would not be complying with their primary duty of care and the model WHS Regulations now directly prohibit such conduct.
The Explanatory Statement to the Amendment can be viewed here.
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