The Work Health and Safety Regulations 2022 and the Work Health and Safety (Transitional) Regulations 2022 replace the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 and the Work Health and Safety (Transitional) Regulations 2012 which have been remade as required every 10 years. The new Regulations include these amendments:
- a new regulation that make it mandatory for workplaces to manage psychological health and prevent psychosocial hazards (such as workplace bullying, traumatic events, occupational violence and aggression, and physical and sexual assault)
- updating the regulations for amusements devices like show/carnival rides, to improve recording amusement device infringements and operator training by ensuring that details of statutory notices issued by any WHS regulator and evidence of operator training and instruction are included in the device’s log book
- making it clear that complying with Australian/New Zealand Standards is not mandatory under the model work health and safety laws unless this is specifically stated.
The remade Work Health and Safety Regulations 2022 and Work Health and Safety (Transitional) Regulations 2022 come into effect on 22 December 2022.