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New WA mining laws flagged for 2014

New resource sector safety laws are expected to be introduced in Western Australia in early 2015.

The legislation – to be known as the Work Health and Safety (Resources) Act – will cover mining, petroleum and major hazard facilities, says the WA Government’s resources website.

This single piece of legislation will be based on the model work health and safety laws developed through Safe Work Australia and the National Mine Safety Framework.

Meanwhile, the model Work Health and Safety laws are included in the WorkSafe WA Business Plan 2013-2014.

“WorkSafe (subject to government prioritisation) will implement the Harmonisation Framework across Australian workplaces and will ensure timely implementation of 2013-2014 budget priorities and initiatives,” the plan says.

For more details, visit the WA resources website and the WA Business Plan.

Published on 27 February 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.

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