Every 10 years compliance ( safety) regulations under the OHS Act (Vic ) 2004 are reviewed.

On 18 June 2017, Victoria’s new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations) and Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 (EPS Regulations) will commence.

The new OHS Regulations 2017 are mainly the same for most Victorian duty holders,  therefore there is no real change at this stage for most of you.

However for workplaces where asbestos is present; (focus is on the construction industry etc) are a manufacturer or an importing supplier of hazardous substances or agricultural and veterinary chemicals; work in construction; or operate a mine or major hazard facility, there are changes and businesses must be compliant by 18 June 2017.

Please note compliance codes  for the following risk areas are under review

• Hazardous Manual Handling Compliance Code
• Hazardous Substances Compliance Code
• Plant Compliance Code
• Confined Spaces Compliance Code
• Demolition Compliance Code
• Excavation Compliance Code
• Facilities in Construction Compliance Code
• Noise Compliance Code

 

Results of reviews will be released toward the end of the year,   Direct consequence to most businesses will most probably be noise, manual handling, plant compliance and hazardous substances.  if you would like some assistance with your safety obligations, call us today 0437 750 595