Marsden Jacob Associates has been commissioned by the Western Australian Government to undertake a Cost Benefit Assessment (CBA) of proposed changes to Work Health and Safety regulations and codes in West Australia. To complete this we will shortly seek information on the impact of these proposed changes from all West Australian workforce participants (such as businesses, associations, unions and employees).

The changes that are planned implement an agreement between all states and the Commonwealth to bring occupational health and safety into a uniform framework across Australia (often referred to as harmonisation).

A Decision RIS for the Model WHS Regulations and first stage Codes of Practice was previously prepared with a national focus, but contained little Western Australian specific detail. For this reason, the Western Australian Government has now commissioned its own assessment of those important issues so it can assess the benefits, costs and other effects that the Model WHS Regulations and first stage model Codes of Practice are likely to have on Western Australia.

Marsden Jacob and WorkSafe WA will shortly (mid-August) publish an Issues Paper which provides a framework for responding and the consultation period will run for 8 weeks (until almost mid-October).

For more information, please contact Alex Marsden in our Perth office on (08) 9324 1785.

Details of the review can be found here .


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