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  1. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Health and Safety (Noise) Regulations 1996 (No. 203)

    Adoption: 1997-05-31 | AUS-1997-R-53123

    Adapts provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983 in connection with exposure to noise. These establish that a place of work is unsafe if its noise levels exceed the specifications established by the National Standard for Occupational Noise.

  2. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Safety and Health (Asbestos Dust) Regulation 1996 (No. 211)

    Adoption: 1996-09-02 | AUS-1996-R-53124

    Amends the Occupational Health and Safety (Asbestos Dust) Regulation 1984 to reduce the concentration of certain airborne asbestos fibres required in air before excess asbestos dust is regarded as existing in certain places of work.

  3. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Health and Safety (Asbestos Removal Work) Regulation 1996 (No. 212)

    Adoption: 1996-09-02 | AUS-1996-R-53125

    Makes new provisions relating to asbestos removal work. Establishes a licensing system for regulating "friable asbestos removal work" and a registration system for regulating "bonded asbestos work."

  4. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Explosives Regulations 1996 (No. 186 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-08-15 | Date of entry into force: 1996-09-01 | AUS-1996-R-45304

    Regulations governing licensing of manufacturers of explosives, transport and storage of explosives, and explosives aboard ships.

  5. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Health and Safety (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 1996 (No. 180)

    Adoption: 1996-07-12 | AUS-1996-R-53122

    Controls the supply of hazardous substances to, and the use of hazardous substances at places of work. Provides for related matters.

  6. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 (No. 7 of 1996). - Act (as amended up to October 2001)

    Adoption: 1996-06-11 | AUS-1996-L-45311

    Numerous amendments to provisions of the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 regarding import, export, and transport permits for hazardous waste.

  7. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992 (HE302) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992 | AUS-1992-R-29323

    Under the Health Act 1911, these Regulations declare asbestos to be a hazardous substance and regulate its use and disposal. The Health (Disposal of Asbestos Waste) Regulations 1984 are repealed.

  8. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Code of Practice for Asbestos Work (Excluding Asbestos Removal) (Notice of Approval).

    Adoption: 1991-03-14 | Date of entry into force: 1991-04-01 | AUS-1991-L-22389

    Approved by the South Australian Occupational Health and Safety Commission under subsection 63(1) of the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act, 1986. This comprehensive Code, to be read in conjunction with the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare (Asbestos) Regulations, applies to all work involving the use or handling of materials which consist of or contain asbestos, including not only the cutting, grinding, sawing, drilling or any other processing of such materials but also work in the vacinity of asbestos where asbestos fibres may be released into the air. The Code provides for definitions; consultation; assessment; monitoring; management of installed asbestos; exposure control; safe work practices; respiratory protective equipment; protective clothing; cleanliness, housekeeping and waste disposal; changing rooms and washing facilities; eating, drinking and smoking; health surveillance; instruction and training; and employees' duties. Three appendices cover work with asbestos cement; handling and repair of asbestos-based friction materials; and maintenance work near asbestos insulation.

  9. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Poisons (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 1990.

    Adoption: 1990-08-23 | AUS-1990-R-21474

    Long list of dangerous substances and corresponding applications.

  10. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Explosives Act Amendment Act 1990. No. 44.

    Adoption: 1990-08-13 | Date of entry into force: 1990 | AUS-1990-L-20578

    Amends the Explosives Act 1952-1988 in respect of applicability (New s. 6B), inspection and other matters.

  11. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations. S.R. 1990, No. 231. - Regulations (amended as at February 2005)

    Adoption: 1990-07-05 | Date of entry into force: 1990 | AUS-1990-R-20580

    Made under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989.

  12. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Radiation Control Act 1990 No 13. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1990-06-07 | AUS-1990-L-81291

    Part 1 - Preliminary
    Part 2 - Regulatory controls
    Part 3 - Enforcement
    Part 4 - Administration
    Part 5 - General

  13. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989. No. 8 of 1990. - Act (amended as at February 2005)

    Adoption: 1990-01-17 | AUS-1990-L-20234

    An Act to establish a national system of notification and assessment of industrial chemicals for the purpose of aiding in the protection of the Australian poeple and the environment by finding out the risks to occupational safety and health, to public health and to the environment that could be associated with the importation, manufacture or use of certain chemicals and to give effect to certain international agreements relating to the regulation of chemicals.

  14. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Explosives and Dangerous Goods (Authorized Explosives) Amendment Order (No. 2) 1989.

    Adoption: 1989-09-29 | AUS-1989-R-8585

    Technical amendments to the Explosives and Dangerous Goods (Authorized Explosives) Order 1988.

  15. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations 1989.

    Adoption: 1989-06-22 | Date of entry into force: 1989-07-01 | AUS-1989-R-8882

    These Regulations repeal Regulations by the same name 1985. Part II concerns administration, and the duties and powers of authorised officers. Part III sets requirements for the carriage and packaging of dangerous goods.

  16. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Dangerous Goods (Amendment) Act 1989. No. 48.

    Adoption: 1989-06-14 | AUS-1989-L-8661

    General amendments to the Dangerous Goods Act 1985, Magistrates' Courts Act 1971 and Magistrates' Court Act 1989.

  17. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Health (Pesticides) Regulations 1956.

    Adoption: 1989-04-03 | AUS-1989-R-9377

    Reprint of the 1956 Regulations with amendments up to 1989-04-03. Part I contains provisions on the registration, packaging, labelling, manufacturing, storage and transportation of pesticides. Part II contains provisions relating to lindane, sodium fluoroacetate, the use of certain fumigants as pesticides, and prescribed organochlorines. Schedules contain registration and license forms.

  18. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Poisons List Amendment Order (No. 3) 1988. No. 162.

    Adoption: 1988-09-13 | Date of entry into force: 1988-09-26 | AUS-1988-R-9078

    Order amending the Poisons List in force under s.14 of the Poisons Act 1971 so as to adopt changes recently recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

  19. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Dangerous Goods (Road Transport) Amendment Regulations 1988.

    Adoption: 1988-08-19 | AUS-1988-R-6716

    Amend the 1983 Regulations of the same name. Contains an extensive list of dangerous substances.

  20. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Explosives and Dangerous Goods (Classification of Dangerous Goods) Order 1988.

    Adoption: 1988-08-09 | AUS-1988-R-6611

  21. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Poisons List Amendment Order (No. 2) 1988. No. 115.

    Adoption: 1988-06-24 | AUS-1988-R-9076

    Order replacing Schedules 1 to 8 inclusive of the Poisons List.

  22. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Poisons (Prohibited Substances) Order 1988. No. 78.

    Adoption: 1988-05-11 | AUS-1988-R-9074

    This order makes provision, in place of the Poisons (Prohibited Substances) Order 1987, for the declaration of substances as prohibited substances under the Poisons Act 1971, under which it is an offence to import, manufacture, use or possess such a substance.

  23. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Social Security and Veterans' Entitlements Amendment Act 1987 No. 88.

    Adoption: 1987-06-05 | AUS-1987-L-4142

    Contains various amendments to the Social Security Act 1947, in particular on incapacity for work, unemployment benefits and family allowances.

  24. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Health Act Amendment Act 1987. No. 22.

    Adoption: 1987-04-23 | AUS-1987-L-3662

    Inter alia, inserts new Division IVD on the application of agricultural chemicals (powers of inspection, use of agricultural chemicals by persons under 17 years of age, promulgation of further regulations) and a new Division IVE on hazardous substances.

  25. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Protection of the Sea Legislation Amendment Act 1986. No. 167.

    Adoption: 1986-12-18 | AUS-1986-L-3342

    Amends the Navigation Act 1912, the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 and certain other Acts. Concerns in particular the carriage of dangerous goods and harmful substances by sea.

  26. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Disability Services Act 1986. No. 129. - Legislation online

    Adoption: 1986-12-09 | AUS-1986-L-3171

    The aims of the Act include, inter alia, ensuring that the services provided to persons with disabilities enable them to have increased independence, employment opportunities and integration in the community and to benefit from comprehensive rehabilitation services. Accordingly, the Act replaces provisions of the Handicapped Persons Assistance Act 1974 and of Part VII of the Social Security Act 1947 with provisions that are more flexible and more responsive to the needs and aspirations of persons with disabilities (s. 3). Part II of the Act governs funding of services, including competitive employment training, placement services and supported employment services. Part III concerns the provision of rehabilitation services by the Commonwealth (s. 24 permits a training allowance to be paid in addition to a rehabilitation allowance under defined conditions).

  27. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Disability Services (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1986. No. 130.

    Adoption: 1986-12-09 | AUS-1986-L-3172

    This Act contains amendments to the Handicapped Persons Assistance Act 1974, the Social Security Act 1947, the Compensation (Commonwealth Government Employee) Act 1971 and three Acts concerning veterans, in consequence of the enactment of the Disability Services Act 1986.

  28. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Social Security and Repatriation (Budget Measures) Amendment Act 1985. No. 127.

    Adoption: 1985-10-28 | AUS-1985-L-2011

    Amendments to the Aged or Disabled Persons Homes Act 1954 (ss. 3-6), the National Health Act 1953 (ss. 7-11), the Repatriation Act 1920 (ss. 12-32) and the Social Security Act 1947 (ss. 39-74).

  29. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Social Security and Rapatriation Legislation Amendment Act 1985. No. 95.

    Adoption: 1985-09-05 | AUS-1985-L-1941

    Contains amendments to the Compensation (Commonwealth Government Employees) Act 1971 (Part VI), the Handicapped Persons Assistance Act 1974 (Part VIII), the Health Insurance Act 1973 (Part IX) and the Social Security Act 1947 (Part XVIII). Other minor amendments.

  30. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Noise Abatement (Hearing Conservation in Workplaces) Amendment Regulations 1985.

    Adoption: 1985-06-21 | AUS-1985-R-1755

    Amend the 1983 Regulations on the same subject; prescribe measures for testing and controlling the noise level in workplaces, with a view to improving or safeguarding occupational health and safety.

  31. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Dangerous Goods (Road Transport) Act 1984.

    Adoption: 1984-11-20 | AUS-1984-L-1102

    An Act to promote the safety of persons and property in relation to the transport by road of dangerous goods, to provide for the giving of effect to certain provisions of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail, to amend the Health Act 1958, the Explosives Act 1960, the Inflammable Liquids Act 1966, the Liquefied Gases Act 1968 and the Transport Act 1983 and for other purposes. No. 10159.

  32. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Act 1984.

    Adoption: 1984-10-12 | AUS-1984-L-1242

    An Act to provide for the carriage by road of dangerous goods and the duties of persons engaged therein and for related purposes. No. 73 of 1984.

  33. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Social Security and Repatriation Legislation Amendment Act 1984.

    Adoption: 1984-06-25 | AUS-1984-L-1240

    An Act relating to social security, repatriation and related matters. No. 78 of 1984. Miscellaneous amendments.

  34. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Dangerous Goods (Road Transport) Amendment Regulations (No. 2) 1984.

    Adoption: 1984 | AUS-1984-R-1330

    Miscellaneous amendments to the Dangerous Goods (Road Transport) Regulations 1983.

  35. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Dangerous Goods (Road Transport) Amendment Regulations (No. 3) 1984.

    Adoption: 1984 | AUS-1984-R-1331

    Miscellaneous amendment to the Dangerous Goods (Road Transport) Regulations 1983.

  36. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Social Security Legislation Amendment Act 1983.

    Adoption: 1983-10-24 | AUS-1983-L-216

    An Act relating to Social Security and related matters. No. 69 of 1983. Miscellaneous amendments to the Social Security Act 1947.

  37. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Radiation Safety (General) Regulations 1983. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1983-02-21 | AUS-1983-R-105596

  38. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Dangerous Goods (Road Transport) Regulations 1983.

    Adoption: 1983 | AUS-1983-R-10033

    Regulations made under the Explosives and Dangerous Goods Act 1961. Entry into force on and from the 90th day after 20 Sept. 1983.

  39. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Noise Abatement (Hearing Conservation in Workplaces) Regulations 1983.

    Adoption: 1983 | AUS-1983-R-10034

    Regulations made under the Noise Abatement Act 1972. Entry into force 12 months after their publication in the Gazette.

  40. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Regulations under the Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982.

    Adoption: 1982-10-28 | AUS-1982-L-10676

    Regulations 4A to 4D shall some into operation on 1 Apr. 1983.

  41. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982. - Legislation on-line (Current)

    Adoption: 1982-04-29 | AUS-1982-L-10675

    An Act to provide for the control of activities related to radioactive substances and radiation apparatus, and for protection against the harmful effects of radiation; to amend the Health Act 1935-1980; and for other purposes. No. 49.

  42. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Radiation Safety (Qualifications) Regulations 1980. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980-06-06 | AUS-1980-R-105597

  43. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Dangerous Substances Act 1979 (No. 47 of 1979). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1979-03-21 | AUS-1979-L-75189

    An Act to regulate the keeping, handling, transporting, conveyance, use and disposal, and the quality, of dangerous substances.

  44. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Dangerous Goods Act 1976.

    Adoption: 1976-06-21 | AUS-1976-L-13868

    An Act to repeal the Explosives Act 1916 and the Inflammable Liquids Act 1929 and to regulate the manufacture, keeping, conveyance, use and sale of explosives, inflammable liquids and other dangerous goods and matters incidental thereto. No. 24.

  45. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Radiation Safety Act 1975 (No. 44 of 1975). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1975-09-18 | AUS-1975-L-105595

    An Act to regulate the keeping and use of radioactive substances, irradiating apparatus and certain electronic products, and for matters incidental thereto.

  46. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Handicapped Persons Assistance Act 1974.

    Adoption: 1974-12-09 | AUS-1974-L-15098

    An Act to provide for assistance by Australia towards the provision of facilities for handicapped children, disabled persons and certain other persons. No. 134. Repeals the Handicapped Children (Assistance) Act 1970-1973 and Parts I to IVB and V of the Sheltered Employment (Assistance) Act 1967-1973.

  47. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Boilers and Pressure Vessels Act 1970.

    Adoption: 1970-11-17 | AUS-1970-L-17437

    An Act to consolidate and amend the law with respect to matters relating to boilers and pressure vessels, and for other purposes. No. 8004. Numerous amendments.

  48. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Sheltered Employment (Assistance) Act 1967.

    Adoption: 1967-05-12 | AUS-1967-L-18858

    An Act to provide for assistance by the Commonwealth towards the provision of sheltered employment and accommodation for certain disabled persons. No. 22. Repeals the Disabled Persons Accommodation Act 1963.

  49. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Machinery Act 1949 (A1949-11). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1949-10-13 | AUS-1949-L-81934

    The Machinery Act 1949 was originally the Machinery Ordinance 1949. It became an ACT Act on self-government (11 May 1989). Regulates the safe handling and maintenance of machinery.

  50. Australia - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Scaffolding and Lifts Act 1912 (A1912-38). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1912 | AUS-1912-L-105322

    An Act about scaffolding, lifts, cranes, building, excavation and compressed air work.

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