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Acts and Regulations

WorkSafe Tasmania is the part of the Department of Justice that supports the Minister for Building and Construction in the administration of the following laws.

All links are to the Tasmanian Legislation Online website.

December 2021: Amendments to the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (Tasmania)

The amendments to the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 change the regulations by:

  • inserting a new regulation (regulation 216A) which deals with safe use of quad bikes
  • updating reference to the Workplace Exposure Standard for Airborne Contaminants (the WES) to give effect to reduced limits for lead (inorganic dusts and fumes) and silica (crystalline) dust
  • updating references to the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), from the Third revised edition to the Seventh revised edition
  • updating references to a small number of Australian Standards that have been superseded.

The changes came into effect on 22 December 2021.

With the exception of regulation 216A on quad bikes (which is a Tasmanian-specific addition), the amendments reflect changes necessary to implement the decisions of Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers to implement more stringent exposure standards for lead and silica dust, and to amend the model Work Health and Safety Laws to refer to GHS 7, and to update references to superseded Australian Standards.

See our resources on:

Quad bike safety

Silica safety

Airborne contaminants

Work Health and Safety

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2010 (external link)

Explosives Act 2012 (external link)

Mines Work Health and Safety (Supplementary Requirements) Act 2012 (external link)

Security-sensitive Dangerous Substances Act 2005 (external link)

Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (external link)

Work Health and Safety (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2012 (external link)

Subordinate legislation

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulations 2021 (external link)

Explosives Regulations 2012 (external link)

Mines Work Health and Safety (Supplementary Requirements) Regulations 2012 (external link)

Security-sensitive Dangerous Substances Regulations 2015 (external link)

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (external link)

Work Health and Safety (Transitional) Regulations 2012

Compensation Schemes

Asbestos Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Act 2011 (external link)

Workers' (Occupational Diseases) Relief Fund Act 1954 (external link)

Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (external link)

Subordinate legislation

Asbestos-Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Regulations 2021 (external link)

Workers' (Occupational Diseases) Relief Fund Regulations 2016 (external link)

Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Regulations 2021 (external link)

Workplace Relations

Construction Industry (Long Service) Act 1997 (external link)

Industrial Relations Act 1984 (external link)

Industrial Relations (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2009 (external link)

Local Government (Building and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1993 (Part 7) (external link)

Long Service Leave (State Employees) Act 1994 (external link)

Long Service Leave Act 1976 (external link)

Shop Trading Hours Act 1984 (external link)

Statutory Holidays Act 2000 (external link)

Subordinate legislation

Industrial Relations Regulations 2015 (external link)

Long Service Leave (State Employees) Regulations 2014 (external link)

Long Service Leave Regulations 2017 (external link)

Related information

Exemptions under the Work Health and Safety Regulations

Updated: 6th April 2022