WorkSafe Tasmania

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New WHS Regulations 2022

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.

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2022 (external link)

Work Health and Safety (Transitional) Regulations 2022

Resources

Managing psychosocial hazards at work code of practice

Work-related psychological health and safety: A systematic approach to meeting your duties: Safe Work Australia (external link)

Psychosocial health and safety and bullying in Australian workplaces report: Safe Work Australia (external link)

Mentally healthy workplaces

Amusement devices 

Guide for amusement devices: Safe Work Australia (external link)

Updated: 24th January 2023
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