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Community impact - snapshot 2018–19

Our model WHS Act and Regulations…

  • provide a fair, balanced and consistent focus on the health and safety of workers
  • help reduce compliance costs for Australian business, and
  • improve regulatory efficiency.

Our model Codes of Practice and guidance materials…

  • provide practical guidance on how to comply with WHS laws
  • provide effective ways to identify and manage risks, and
  • help those who have a duty under the law understand their responsibilities and how these responsibilities can be met.

Our national data and research…

  • provide a reliable evidence base to informWHSand workers’ compensation policy and practice
  • create a national picture of work-related injuries, fatalities and diseases, and
  • help to identify emerging work-related issues.

Our national education and awareness campaigns…

  • help draw attention to health and safety issues in the workplace
  • provide a range of resources, campaign materials and ideas to help organisations plan activities in their workplace, and
  • empower workers to speak up about health and safety in their workplaces.

Our Virtual Seminar Series broadcasts…

  • provide an opportunity to explore complex and challenging topics
  • challenge contemporary thinking, and
  • invite leading experts to debate alternative views about WHS issues publicly.