National Harmonisation: Model OHS Laws Released

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The highly anticipated draft Model OHS Laws were released on 28 September 2009, giving us our first glimpse of what the harmonised regime may look like. The objectives of the Model OHS Laws are to enable uniform, equitable and effective safety standards for all workers, addressing the compliance and regulatory burdens of employers, including those in the tourism and hospitality industry, operating in more than one jurisdiction. While reducing the compliance burden for employers may have been the intention, the Model OHS Laws in practice may not have that effect.

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Note: submissions in respect of the proposed laws are open until 9 November 2009.

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