Current activities - Submissions
Submission regarding mental health impacts of FIFO work arrangements
The Society submitted its comment to the Education and Health Standing Committee Comment on its document Shining a Light on FIFO Mental Health - A Discussion Paper.
OHSWA Submission to the Education and Health Standing Committee
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Comment on Work Health and Safety Bill 2014
On 23 October 2014, the Minister for Commerce, the Hon Michael Mischin MLC, tabled in Parliament the Work Health and Safety Bill 2014 (WHS Bill) and announced the opening of a public comment period for the draft legislation. The public comment period closed on 30 January 2015. The state government will review comments made and consider the best legislation for Western Australian workplaces.
All Society members were advised and input requested for the Society's submission.
The Occupational Health Society (WA) submitted its comments as follows:
Submission Re WHS Bill MARCSTA.pdf
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OHSWA Submission regarding Structural Reform of Mining Petroleum and Major Hazard Facilities Safety Legislation in Western Australia
Consultation has been sought by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) in Western Australia on input on five proposed options to structure the safety aspects of mining, petroleum and Major Hazard Facilities (MHF) legislation.
Options outlined in the Consultation Paper seek to:
consolidate safety provisions for mining, petroleum and MHF into a single or reduced number of Acts; and
allow for a single regulator to cover all safety provisions at MHF sites.
Responses to the Consultation Paper are due by Friday, 19 December 2014.
All Society members were advised of the consultation paper and the Society's submission was sent on 9 December.
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OHSWA Response to Draft Variation to the National Environment
In October 2014, the Society forwarded its submission to the Federal Department of the Environment concerning the proposal to vary the ambient air quality measure in relation to the standards for airborne particles, to take account of new evidence around the health effects of air pollution.
Click here to download the Submission
You will note that we have highlighted the extent to which air pollution, and particularly particulate matter, are contributing to a range of diseases including lung cancer.
Furthermore, evidence is accumulating that many more diseases previously without evident causation are now being linked to the pollution in the air we breathe.