WHS Legislation

WORK Health and Safety Legislation

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW)

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 aims to protect the health, safety and welfare of people at work. It lays down general requirements for health, safety and welfare, which must be met at all places of work in New South Wales.

Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (NSW)

The Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (NSW) aims to support the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in achieving reductions in the incidence of workplace injuries and disease.

Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW)

The Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) sets out monetary benefits under the NSW workers compensation scheme and what circumstances bring an injury within the workers compensation scheme. The Act is complemented by the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 (NSW).

Explosives Act 2003 (NSW)

The Explosives Act 2003 (NSW) provides for the regulation and control of the handling of explosives and explosive precursors; to provide for the regulation of certain other dangerous goods.

Explosives Regulation 2005 (NSW)

The Explosives Regulation 2005 (NSW) pertains to the licensing and movement of explosives and explosive precursors.

Radiation Control Act 1990 (NSW)

The Radiation Control Act 1990 (NSW) imposes restrictions on persons using radioactive substances, ionising radiation apparatus and certain types of non-ionising apparatus. Employers must ensure that all employees who use radiation apparatus or radioactive substances hold an appropriate licence, or have been issued with an exemption approval allowing them such use.

Gene Technology Act 2000 (Commonwealth); Gene Technology Regulations 2001 (Commonwealth) and the Gene Technology Act 2003 (NSW)

TheGene Technology Act 2000 (Commonwealth); the Gene Technology Regulations 2001 (Commonwealth), and the Gene Technology Act 2003 (NSW) are designed to protect the health and safety of people and to protect the environment by identifying risks posed by the use of gene technology and by managing those risks. 

Contact Officer: WHS Unit
Last reviewed: 21 March, 2016

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