OHS legislation

The OHS Act 2004 sets out the health and safety laws that cover education workers. This section outlines the Act and key features including represenation, consultation, and the designated workgroup.


Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 is the major legislation covering health and safety in Victorian workplaces. It revised the 1985 OHS Act and came into effect on July 1 2005. more...

Designated workgroups (DWG)
Any workplace can establish a designated workgoup, the first step to ensuring proper representation for staff on health and safety issues. more...

Electing a health and safety rep
The health and safety representative (HSR) and deputy HSR are key AEU sub-branch officers who, while having a specific area of responsibility, should work with and through the sub-branch to represent its members and other staff. more...

Consultation on health and safety matters
The health and safety rep can request the setting up of a Health and Safety Committee, a formal structure for discussing and resolving OHS matters. more...


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