The Commonwealth, states and territories regulate and enforce WHS laws.
We created the model WHS laws in 2011.
Review of the model Work Health and Safety laws
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We develop national policy and strategy about workers' compensation.
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Inorganic lead (lead) and lead compounds are found in many workplaces. Exposure to lead can cause illness and disease. If you are a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) and you have lead at your workplace, you have duties under the model WHS laws to manage and monitor exposure to lead at your workplace.
SWA is not a regulator and cannot advise you about WHS issues in the workplace. If you need help please contact your state or territory work health and safety authority.