New Work Health and Safety Bill for WA


Parliament has given the green light to the development of a new Work Health and Safety bill in WA. This new bill will bring WA into alignment with the rest of the country (minus Victoria). It will be based on the National Work Health and Safety Act, allowing for consistency across Australia.

The new bill will replace the following legislation currently being used in WA:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 1984
  • Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994
  • Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Safety Levies Act 2011

It will also be supported by industry specific regulations, to cater for WA’s unique workplace conditions.

The bill is expected to go through a two-year consultation period with key stakeholders before being introduced in mid-2019. It is also being reviewed in conjunction to a WorkSafe parliamentary enquiry. This enquiry will:

  • Review existing OHS laws
  • Review WorkSafe’s processes and resourcing
  • Make recommendations aiming to improve safety in the workplace

These upcoming changes will impact small businesses in many ways. The current OHS legislation will be completely overhauled, leading to a more streamlined system.

For more information on the upcoming work health and safety changes contact us on (08) 9316 9896 or enquiries@processworx.com.au.

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Marisa Ross

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Marisa is an experienced and motivated HR professional with a strong HR generalist and business operations background with a focus on employee relations, performance management, leadership training & development, workers compensation & injury management, and employee retention. Marisa holds a Bachelor of Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science with a minor in Counselling. Having worked in a variety of industries from SMEs to large blue-chip organisations, Marisa is passionate about enriching employee experience, employee retention, and building leadership capability in people management.

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Aimee Grigson

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Aimee has a strong understanding of Workplace Health and Safety Legislation and standards and has extensive HSEQ experience in a number of industries. Aimee has a great ability to engage across all levels of organisation, including field teams, leadership and external stakeholders. Aimee ensures Health and Safety Management Systems are compliant to legislation, effectively implemented and understood by all. Aimee has a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and qualifications in auditing and incident investigations. Aimee is passionate about coaching and developing small businesses towards a positive safety culture.