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Uniform workplace health & safety laws

The peak resource industry body, the NSW Minerals Council, says the introduction of new uniform workplace health and safety laws in NSW will bring the state into the 21st century.
It says Australia has been putting workers and businesses at risk by having separate laws for each state.
“The minerals industry, like many others, straddles a number of  jurisdictions. Having nine different systems across the country is bad for business, bad for our workforce and bad for workplace safety,”¯ NSW Minerals Council’s acting chief executive said.

“The new national OHS laws will achieve better health and safety outcomes for workers by reducing red tape and allowing both employers and employees to focus on continuous improvement and best practice rather than simply compliance.

The NSW Minerals Council believes the new legislation will be a giant step towards the goal of “zero harm”¯ it is constantly working towards.

“Safety is the number one priority of the minerals industry now and will remain our top priority under the new harmonised national laws.

Zero injuries for mining is target

“The Australian minerals industry is the safest in the world.

“We are continually striving to reach our target of zero injuries and the new Model Act will help the industry continue its journey toward that goal.”¯

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