Changes to WHS laws
New WHS laws came into effect in the Commonwealth jurisdiction on 1 April 2023.
New Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws
The amended Work Health and Safety Regulations prescribe how duty holders must identify and manage hazards and risks to workers’ psychological health and safety.
Organisations need to consider and review approaches to managing psychosocial risks and fostering mentally healthy workplaces. This includes engaging and consulting with workers.
Comcare has guidance on psychosocial hazards, and a range of education products for psychological health and safety, available through our Learning Management System. New education products including webinars continue to be developed.
We have established a dedicated unit within our WHS inspectorate to focus on regulation of psychosocial hazards and associated risks.
Download the Model Code of Practice: Managing psychosocial hazards at work
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