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
We collect, analyse and publish data and information on work health and safety and workers' compensation.
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Key work health and safety statistics
We develop national policy and strategy about workers' compensation.
We publish a wide range of resources covering many work health and safety topics.
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Health care and social assistance workers are a key risk group due to the nature of their work.
For a number of years, the health care and social services industry has been among the industries with the highest number of serious claims.
As a person conducting a business or undertaking, you have a duty to keep workers and your workplace safe.
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.