Major milestone in workplace safety


The Australian Industry Group has welcomed the release of the draft national model workplace safety regulations for public comment.

Ai Group NSW Director, Mark Goodsell says the release of the document is a “major milestone on the road to consistent workplace safety laws” from January 1, 2012.

"Nationally consistent laws have been long awaited by multi state employers, says Mr Goodsell.

“Most importantly it will provide a single consistent base for safety regulation, so that all employers, workers and regulators can concentrate on achieving better outcomes, not navigating up to nine different sets of rules.

"Ai Group urges employers to understand the draft national regulations and Codes of Practice that apply to their operations. Some will apply to all workplaces, and other to specific types of hazardous work.

"Ai Group will be holding member consultation meetings in all states in February 2011 before making a detailed submission on the draft regulations, " Mr Goodsell says.

Ai Group is an industry representative on Safe Work Australia, the body that is guiding OHS harmonization.


  1. Made a program change you wish you hadn't? Lose the only copy of the device program? Not sure if the program running is the right one?
    Control Logic’s ‘Vault’, powered by MDT AutoSave Change Management software, is a plug-and-play system to help reduce errors and downtime, increase productivity,...
  2. tank
    A collaborative partnership between Lockheed Martin, Australian manufacturer Omni Tanker and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) will look to develop and commercialise world-first composite tank technologies, thanks to a grant from the Federal Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre...
  3. 3D printer
    Obsolescence is an unavoidable part of any manufacturing environment. However, it’s concerning that nearly 70% of companies admit they do not know when vital equipment requires replacing, or when they do, they scramble to find replacements. Here, Claudia Jarrett, country manager at automation parts...