Legislation changes in Queensland

A number of changes to Queensland Work Health and Safety laws (WHS) took effect from 16 May 2014.

The changes impact health and safety representatives, right of entry permits, electrical safety and a range of other health and safety obligation.

Information about the changes are described on Queensland’s Workplace health and safety website, which you can access here.

If you want to look at the specific changes in the context of the legislation, we have set up a Lawstream database that will show the affected legislation.

You can access the database at:

www.lawstream.com.au (click on “client” under the login tab to access)

Username:          Qld WHS

Password:           password

Changes to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 are available now, and further, amended legislation will be uploaded soon.

To review the changes, navigate to the relevant section and click on the “updates” tab.

The sections of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011that have been affected are:

Section 68;

Section 71;

Section 74;

Section 82;

Section 83;

Section 85;

Section 86;

Section 119;

Section 122;

Section 123;

Section 143A;

Section 274;

Part 16, Division 3, sections 307 – 309;

Schedule 2A items 9 and 112.

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