Diploma in Ohs First Assignment

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Contents

1.Introduction3
2.Legislation Acts4
4.Codes of Practice8
1.Standards10
5.Guidelines12
7.General Duty of Care14
8.Responsibilities of Employees17
9.Consequences19
10. Conclusion23
11. References24

1. Introduction

Management at West Park Shire Council (QLD) has engaged the services of All Star Safety Management Pty Ltd, to provide a report setting out the legal requirements for their organization in consideration of, but not limited to, the following: Acts, Regulations, Codes Of Practice, Standards and Guidelines respectively.

2. Legislation Acts

i. Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 (QLD) – This Act provides a framework for managing health and safety risks in Queensland. It seeks to protect the health and safety of individuals in the workplace while undertaking work activities (Department of Justice and the Attorney General, 2011A)

ii. Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (QLD) – This Act provides a legislation that governs work injury claims in Queensland. This legislation governs both workers’ compensation claims and Work Cover Common Law Damages claims (The Personal Injury Lawyers, 2009).

iii. Dangerous Goods Safety Management Act 2001 (QLD) - This Act provides legislation relating to the safe management in Queensland of the storage and handling of hazardous materials, particularly dangerous goods and combustible liquids, and the management of major hazard facilities and emergencies involving hazardous materials (Weblaw.edu.au).

iv. Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (Cwlth) – An Act to require employers to promote equal opportunity for women in employment, to establish the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency and the office of the Director of Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace (Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency 2010).

v. Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cwlth) - An Act relating to the rehabilitation of employees of the Commonwealth and certain corporations and to workers’ compensation for those employees and certain other persons (Weblaw.edu.au).

vi. Anti Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD) – This Act promotes equality of opportunity for everyone in the workplace by protecting them from unfair discrimination in certain areas of activity, including work, education and accommodation (Australasian Legal Information Institute 2011).

vii. Industrial Relations Act 1991 (QLD) – The principal object of this act is to provide a framework for industrial relations that supports economic prosperity and social justice by providing for rights and responsibilities that ensure economic advancement and social justice for all employees and employers (Australasian Legal Information Institute 2011).

3. Regulations

i. Workplace Health And Safety Regulation 2008 (QLD) – Provides a framework for managing health and safety risks in Queensland workplaces and sets out the legal requirements to prevent or control certain hazards which might cause injury or death in the workplace. (Department of Justice and Attorney General 2011B).

ii. Dangerous Goods Safety Management Regulation 2001 (QLD) – The regulation sets out the legal requirements for managing dangerous goods and combustible liquids (Textile clothing And Foot Wear Union of Australia).

iii. Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Regulation 2003 (QLD) – This regulation sets out the legal requirements for the workers’ compensation scheme defined under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 for insurance, compensation, rehabilitation, damages and costs (Department of Justice and Attorney-General 2010).

iv. Australian Workplace Safety Standards Regulation 2005 (Commonwealth) – This regulation set out further particulars relating to publication and consultation requirements to be met by the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC)...
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