Safety blitz underway for food industry
SafeWork NSW has announced a safety blitz of restaurants, cafes and bakeries using LPG cylinders to prevent incidents and promote safety. The inspections come after a baker was seriously injured following an explosion at the bakery when he attempted to light a portable gas burner. Inspectors will check cylinders to ensure they comply with WHS laws as well as provide safety advice. More.
Review of health legislation
Local Governments are being asked to answer optional questions to assist the Department of Health with the regulatory review process for the Public Health Act 2016. Subsidiary legislation under the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 will be reviewed and streamlined with redundant features omitted. Responses from local government will be used to determine how public health risks should be managed in the future. Comments close 29 September 2017. More.
NSW - Draft Pesticide Regulations
The draft Pesticide Regulation 2017 and regulatory impact statement have been released for public comment, with the Pesticides Regulation 2009 set for staged repeal on 1 September 2017. The majority of requirements will remain the same, however key changes include streamlining record keeping requirements for non-licensed users, new licence categories, including universities in the definition of public authorities required to have a pesticide use notification plan, and updated fees and penalty amounts. More.