Safety Bulletin - March 2021
Improved mental health support scheme to commence 1 July
The VIC Government has passed the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Provisional Payments) Bill 2020 to provide payments to cover medical expenses for workers seeking mental health compensation while they await the outcome of their claim. The scheme is scheduled to commence from 1 July 2021.
Public submissions from WHS Regulations consultation released
The WA Government has released the submissions received during the public consultation for the adoption of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations. Development of the Regulations is underway and will continue in 2021.
Campaign targeting construction site safety launched
SafeWork NSW has launched a compliance blitz on construction sites to identify unsafe working systems for high risk activities across all building trades. Inspectors will focus on controlling risks related to asbestos and silica, electrical safety, height safety, moving plant operations, and the risks from falling objects, among others.