New Commonwealth WHS laws

3 April 2023

Important changes to Commonwealth work health and safety laws are now in force.

For the first time, the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 prescribe how employers must identify and manage hazards and risks to workers’ psychological health and safety:

Comcare is providing ongoing support to help the jurisdiction prepare with published guidance and education products on psychosocial hazards and risks. This includes a new suite of guidance on work demands, a major cause of psychological injury across the scheme and a Prevention Strategy that focuses on common threats to psychological health and safety.

More than 1,000 people attended our recent webinar discussing the changes, and we have a range of education offerings to help workplaces adapt including instructor-led courses and self-paced online modules. If you missed our psychosocial hazards and regulation webinar, it’s being offered again on Wednesday 5 April.

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