The MOL and CPO announced planned improvements to the OHS system, including:
- Proposal of a new OHS regulation that would enable the Office of the Worker Adviser and the Office of the Employer Adviser to provide support for workers and small business involved in reprisal complaints (you can submit comments on it thru Jan. 31, 2012)
- Release of a safety awareness poster explaining workplace parties’ basic rights and responsibilities under the OHS Act in various languages for consultation with stakeholders
- Release of a health and safety awareness workbook for workers and an employer guide to the health and safety program for workers for consultation with stakeholders
- Appointment of a permanent Prevention Council, including representatives of business and labour and other health and safety experts.