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What is the OHS Act in Victoria?

The Act in Victoria is the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.  The objects of the Act are:

  • To secure the health, safety and welfare of employees and other persons at work
  • To eliminate, at the source, risks to health, safety or welfare of employees and other persons at work
  • To ensure that the health and safety of other members of the public is not placed at risk by the conduct of undertakings by employers and self-employed persons
  • To provide for the involvement of employees, employers, and organizations representing those persons, in the formulation and implementation of health, safety and welfare standards.

You can access the full Act on the following link:

http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/Domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/PubStatbook.nsf/f932b66241ecf1b7ca256e92000e23be/750E0D9E0B2B387FCA256F71001FA7BE/$FILE/04-107A.pdf