The public comment period for 15 draft model Codes of
Practice which support the new model Work Health and Safety legislation
The draft model Codes of Practice released for public
comment include: managing risks in construction work; managing risks of
hazardous chemicals; demolition work; preventing and managing fatigue in the
workplace; and preventing and responding to workplace bullying.
“The new model work health and safety laws ensure
organisations can comply with one set of laws regardless of the number of states
or territories in which they operate,” said Tom Phillips, Chair of Safe Work
“This will ease the burden on business owners operating
across the country.”
The public comment period for the draft model Codes of
Practice closes on 18 November 2011 for six of the draft Codes of Practice,
while comments on the remainder of the draft Codes of Practice will close 16
The public comment period for model Work Health and Safety
legislation on mining has been extended until 7 October 2011.