Mon 18 Jul 2016

The proposed Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (proposed OHS Regulations), proposed Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations (proposed EPS Regulations), and Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) will be available for public review and comment from Monday 18 July 2016.

Please see below for a summary of the proposed changes to the proposed OHS and EPS Regulations to provide a clear overview and assist with your review:

·        Summary of changes proposed to the OHS Regulations – CLICK HERE

·        Summary of changes proposed to the EPS Regulations – CLICK HERE

·        Reconciliation table – Comparison of the current and proposed OHS Regulations – CLICK HERE

·        Reconciliation table – Comparison of the current and proposed EPS Regulations – CLICK HERE

A dedicated website has been set up to enable submissions to be made online at www.consultation.worksafe.vic.gov.au (live from 18 July 2016). Submissions may be lodged electronically using the online form, by email or via post.

Please note, all submissions will be treated as public documents and will appear online unless clearly identified as being confidential. Comments will be accepted up until close of business on Friday 9 September 2016.

Public information sessions will be held across the state in July and August 2016 to assist the public to understand the proposed changes and the public comment process. Visit the WorkSafe public comment website to register for a session.

The review and remaking of OHS and EPS Regulations has been a significant undertaking and I’d like to thank you for your involvement to date.

Following public comment, each Stakeholder Reference Group will be contacted to provide an overview of public comment, to work through any further proposed updates to the draft Regulations (if required) and to advise of next steps.

In the meantime, should you have any questions about public comment or would like to see a complete draft of the proposed OHS and EPS Regulations, please don’t hesitate to contact CCF OH&S Advisor Lucinda Bourke on (03) 9822 0900.