Experts at the Safety In Action trade show scheduled for early April will explain the changes in the new draft workplace health and safety regulations and codes of practice, and their relevance for Australian workplaces.
Free seminars are being organised by Safe Work Australia and the Norton Rose law firm on all three days of the trade show at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from April 5 to 7.
These seminars on OHS harmonisation will also help employers better understand the harmonised Work Health and Safety Act due for implementation at the end of the year.
Safe Work Australia has released draft regulations and a dozen draft model codes for public comment, which closes on April 4.
Designed to assist employers prepare for a new regulatory regime, the series of OHS harmonisation seminars at Safety In Action will be hosted by expert exhibitors including the Australian Industry Group, according to show organiser Marie Kinsella.
Describing the Harmonisation Master Classes, she says that Safety In Action visitors will learn about the proposed changes and methods of compliance.
Five Harmonisation Master Classes have been confirmed:
- Australian Industry Group discusses the new regulations
- Risk Management Technologies will deal with the draft Code of Practice for the Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals
- Noise Management Services explains Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work
- Carter Corporation discusses How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace
- ATTAR examines Managing the Work Environment and Facilities
The OHS harmonisation seminars addressing the Codes of Practice and the Act will be held daily during the Safety In Action trade show from April 5 to 7 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
While participation in the 45-minute classes is free, bookings are highly recommended.
Sponsored by myosh, the dedicated OHS trade show is run concurrently with the Melbourne Materials Handling Show, CleanScene, the National Cleaning & Hygiene Expo and the Safety Institute of Australia's Safety In Action Conference.
More information about the event is available from the Safety In Action website or Australian Exhibitions & Conferences .