$3M Vic Fines & New OHS Regulations

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$3M Vic Fines & New OHS Regulations

05/04/2016

The Victorian Government has introduced legislation to increase maximum OHS fine for “reckless endangerment” to 20,000 penalty units, e.g. $3,033,400.

Also WorkSafe Victoria is currently reviewing the OHS regulations as they are required to be reviewed every 10 years. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 will expire in June 2017. The draft regulations and Regulatory Impact Statement are expected to go out for public comment in mid-2016.

WorkSafe Victoria has previously stated that aligning with the national model WHS legislation is not a priority. Comments on the draft regulations can be sent to: ohsregsreform@worksafe.vic.gov.au

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