Changes to WHS Laws in NSW

On 4 June 2020, a bill to amend the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) was passed in NSW Parliament and will start on the day it receives assent. A significant change relates to the Penalty system and is outlined below.

A Category 1 offence will now include “gross negligence” as an alternative to reckless conduct which will capture anyone engaging in conduct that exposes someone to the risk of death or serious harm.

Changes to Penalties

The change includes the introduction ...

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