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Document ID (ISN)57105
CIS number 91-1751
Year 1991
Convention or series no. Act No.30 of 1991
Title Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991 [Australia]
Bibliographic information Australian Government Publishing Service, GPO Box 84, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia, 1991. iii, 61p. NATLEX reference: AUS-1991-L-26734.
Internet access Amended version [in English]
Abstract Act designed to protect the occupational health and safety of persons employed by the Commonwealth authorities. Contents: definitions; duties of employers, manufacturers, suppliers and employees with respect to OSH; scope of regulations that can be issued under the Act; designation and role of health and safety representatives; issuing of improvement notices; establishment and functions of health and safety committees; emergency procedures; advice, investigations and inquiries; powers of investigators (power of entry, to require assistance and information, to take possession of plant, to take samples, to issue prohibition or improvement notices); appeals; inquiries and reports; notification, reporting and recording of accidents and dangerous occurrences; issuing and use of codes of practice; procedural matters.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; occupational safety and health; government services
Descriptors (secondary) hazard evaluation; responsibilities of employers; responsibilities of employees; safety and health committees; emergency organization; role of labour inspection; notification of occupational accidents; dangerous occurrences; law
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Laws
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Framework legislation
Public and government services