Laws pass to boost Safety at Work

September 16th, 2021

New laws will pave the way for expanded workplace safety rights and protections, stronger employer accountability and more efficient enforcement processes.

Victorian workplaces will be safer under the Andrews Labor Government’s reforms in the Occupational Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, which passed Victorian Parliament today.

Labour hire workers will benefit from increased rights and safety conditions, ensuring they have the same level of protections as other workers.

These workers are employed by a labour hire company or agency but perform work at the worksite of a “host” employer, often supervised by the host or their staff. Under current laws, the host employer does not owe labour hire workers all the same health and safety duties as they do their own staff.

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