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Workplace Health & Safety – OHS Policy & Legislation
Workplace health and safety has been prioritised by the Australian government as a major area for reform. The reform agenda has identified harmonization as a key element – working toward a single set of safe work practices. They have the intention of reducing or minimising incidences of injury, disease and death throughout Australia by having an effective set of work safety laws in place. Currently, Australian States and territories develop and enforce their own workplace health and safety laws, and whilst the work safety laws have similarities in terms of application there are differences in application governed by respective law details. The role of Safe Work Australia is to develop models for work place safety. These safe work practices models will become the basis for the WHS Act, and will be supported by relevant work safety regulations and workplace safety Codes of Practice. These safe workplace models should be adaptable round Australia. The intention is that all states and territories will pass their own laws, mirroring the safe workplace models, and have them adopted by December 2011.