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Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act

Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act

The WHS Act imposes a general duty of care on persons conducting a business or undertaking to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure the health and safety of workers and others affected by their undertaking. In addition, the WHS Act sets out:

  • consultation obligations of PCBUs;
  • general duties of care of manufacturers, designers, suppliers, officers and workers; and
  • powers of safety inspectors and union officials to investigate workplace incidents.

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