Victorian OH&S Act 2004

Victorian OH&S Act 2004 - Version No 012 Occupational...

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i Version No. 012 Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 No. 107 of 2004 Version incorporating amendments as at 1 July 2007 TABLE OF PROVISIONS Section Page PART 1—PRELIMINARY 1 1 Purposes 1 2 Objects 1 3 Commencement 2 4 The principles of health and safety protection 2 5 Definitions 3 6 Act binds the Crown 7 PART 2—THE AUTHORITY 8 Division 1—General functions and powers 8 7 Functions of the Authority 8 8 Powers of the Authority 11 Division 2—Power to obtain information 12 9 Power to obtain information 12 10 Restrictions on disclosure of information 13 11 Circumstances in which information may be disclosed 14 Division 3—Power to make guidelines 15 12 Power to make guidelines 15 13 How guidelines are made 16 14 Withdrawal of guidelines 17 15 Guidelines do not affect rights and duties etc. 17 Division 4—Power to accept undertakings relating to contraventions 17 16 Authority may accept undertakings 17 17 Enforcement of undertakings 18
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Section Page ii Division 5—Power to give advice on compliance 18 18 Power to give advice on compliance 18 Division 6—Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee 19 19 Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee 19 PART 3—GENERAL DUTIES RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY 21 Division 1—The concept of ensuring health and safety 21 20 The concept of ensuring health and safety 21 Division 2—Main duties of employers 22 21 Duties of employers to employees 22 22 Duties of employers to monitor health and conditions etc. 23 23 Duties of employers to other persons 24 Division 3—Duties of self-employed persons 25 24 Duties of self-employed persons to other persons 25 Division 4—Duties of employees 25 25 Duties of employees 25 Division 5—Duties of other persons 26 26 Duties of persons who manage or control workplaces 26 27 Duties of designers of plant 27 28 Duties of designers of buildings or structures 28 29 Duties of manufacturers of plant or substances 28 30 Duties of suppliers of plant or substances 30 31 Duties of persons installing, erecting or commissioning plant 31 32 Duty not to recklessly endanger persons at workplaces 32 Division 6—Other matters 32 33 Single charge for multiple contraventions of certain duties 32 34 Civil liability not affected by this Part 33 PART 4—DUTY OF EMPLOYERS TO CONSULT 34 35 Duty of employers to consult with employees 34 36 How employees are to be consulted 36 PART 5—DUTIES RELATING TO INCIDENTS 37 37 Incidents to which this Part applies 37 38 Duty to notify of incidents 39 39 Duty to preserve incident sites 40
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Section Page iii PART 6—LICENCES, REGISTRATION, PERMITS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS 42 40 Requirements for licence or registration 42 41 Requirements for prescribed qualifications or experience 43 42 Requirements for permit or certificate of competency 44 PART 7—REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES 45 Division 1—Grouping of employees 45 43 Establishment of designated work groups 45 44 Negotiation of agreement concerning designated work groups 45 45 Determination by inspector of unresolved particulars
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Victorian OH&S Act 2004 - Version No 012 Occupational...

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