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Document ID (ISN)104817
CIS number 06-251
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Act No.107/2004
Title Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 [Australia - Victoria]
Bibliographic information Internet document, 2004. 169p.
Internet access http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/ohasa2004273/ [in English]
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/download.cgi/download/au/legis/vic/consol_act/ohasa2004273.rtfrtfdoc [in English]
Abstract Framework law on OSH in the state of Victoria (commencement: 1 July 2005), replacing the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985 (CIS 88-1751), which is repealed. Contents: preliminary; definition of the role of the Victorian WorkCover Authority in enforcing the provisions of the Act and of the Victorian WorkCover Authority and of the Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee; general duties of employers, self-employed persons, employees and others in connection with the Act; duties of employers to consult; duties relating to incidents; licences, registration, permits and other requirements; representation of employees (including the election, role and powers of health and safety representatives); obligations of employers to health and safety representatives; health and safety committees; resolution of health and safety issues; prohibition of discrimination against workers in connection with their activities as HS representative or as a member of an HS committee; role of authorized representatives of registered employee organizations; inspectors and enforcement; legal matters and compliance codes. Generally speaking, regulations issued under the 1985 Act will continue to be in effect for 2 years after the commencement of this Act (unless repealed earlier). Various other Acts are amended.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; Australia; safety and health committees; labour inspection; safety and health organization; Victoria
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; right of refusal; responsibilities of employees; law
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceVictoria
Subject(s) Laws
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection