Legislation covering workplace safety and health
- Work Injury Compensation Act
The Work Injury Compensation Act extends work injury compensation to most employees.
- Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act
The WSH Act is the key legislation to effect the principles of the new Occupational Safety and Health framework. It replaces the Factories Act, with effect from 1 March 2006.
WSH Act subsidiary legislation
Factories Act subsidiary legislation
Even though the Factories Act has been repealed, under section 66(14) of the WSH Act, "Any subsidiary legislation made under the repealed Act and in force immediately before the appointed day shall, so far as it is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, continue in force in factories as if made under this Act until it is revoked or repealed."
The following Factories subsidiary legislation will be reviewed and promulgated as new Workplace Safety and Health subsidiary legislation.
Approved Codes of Practices
In accordance with section 40B (3) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act 2006, the Workplace Safety and Health Council has approved Codes of Practice for providing practical guidance on safety and health to the industry. The Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP) is intended to be used as a yardstick to assess whether reasonable practicable measures have been taken to upkeep safety and health standards at the workplace. A notice of the issue of the ACOPs has been published in the Government Gazette.
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