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Work Health and Safety Act 2012

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The Tasmanian Work Health and Safety Act 2012 is legislation designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of workers in Tasmania, Australia. It imposes duties on employers, employees, and other parties to ensure a safe work environment. The Act requires risk assessments, consultation with workers, and the provision of training and resources to mitigate workplace hazards. It covers various risks, including physical, chemical, and psychological hazards. Penalties for non-compliance are stipulated, emphasizing the importance of adherence to the Act to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses and promote a culture of safety across Tasmanian workplaces.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

The Tasmanian Work Health and Safety Act 2012 applies to agriculture, addressing risks such as machinery accidents, chemical exposure, and manual handling injuries. It mandates risk assessments, safety training, and equipment maintenance, ensuring a safe working environment for agricultural workers and compliance with health and safety regulations in Tasmania.

Compliance information: Often the evidence of compliance against a piece of legislation is that there is not a breach of the Act. Where appropriate, the developers of this database have listed evidence which could be used to show compliance if a breach was to be found. Many Best Management Practice (BMP) schemes and other certifications in Australian agriculture include this evidence for accreditation.

The following documentation/information is required to provide evidence of compliance.

(1) Safety Policies and Procedures (2) Risk Assessments and Control Measures (3) Training Records (4) Workplace Inspections and Audits (5) Incident Reports (6) Compliance Notices (7) Consultation Records (8) Health and Safety Committee Documentation (9) Maintenance Records (10) Emergency and Evacuation Procedures

Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

WorkSafe Tasmania →

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.