The Workplace Safety and Health Act covers the safety, health and welfare of persons at work in a workplace. It requires stakeholders to take reasonably practicable steps for the safety and health of workers and others affected by work.
The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act is an essential part of a framework to cultivate good safety habits in all individuals, so as to create a strong safety culture in workplaces.
The WSH Act requires stakeholders to take reasonably practicable measures to ensure the safety and health of persons at the workplace.
The three guiding principles of the WSH Act are to:
- Reduce risk at the source by requiring all stakeholders to remove or minimise the risk they create.
- Encourage industries to adopt greater ownership of safety and health outcomes.
- Impose higher penalties for poor safety management and outcomes.