Rail Safety National Laws adopted

The Rail Safety National Law (Tasmania) Act 2012 has commenced in Tasmania adopting the Rail Safety National Law.

Harmonised WHS Act commenced in Tasmania

Tasmania’s new WHS laws took effect on 1 January 2013. The Tasmanian government adopted the National Model Work Health and Safety laws and passed the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (Tas) along with the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (Tas). Additionally, Tasmania has adopted the recommended Codes of Practice consistent with New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and the Commonwealth.

Along with this legislation, Tasmania has also enacted the Work Health and Safety (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2012, the Work Health and Safety (Transitional) Regulations 2012, the Mines Work Health and Safety (Supplementary Requirements) Act 2012, and the Mines Work Health and Safety (Supplementary Requirements) Regulations 2012. This legislation is designed to supplement the model laws as well as assist businesses make the transition from the old to new laws. A copy of the links to the legislation, Codes, transitional periods and fact sheets has been provided below:

http://worksafe.tas.gov.au/whs_laws