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.
We publish a wide range of resources covering many work health and safety topics.
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Persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) may choose to offer their workers the option of working from home, either for all or part of their working hours. WHS laws still apply if workers work from home. PCBUs must eliminate or minimise health and safety risks to their workers as much as they reasonably can.
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.
You may be required under state or territory law to allow your workers to work from home due to COVID-19. Refer to the Safe Work Australia COVID-19 - Working from home webpage for specific guidance.