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SR 1998 No. 355 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Regulations.
Administered by: DEWR
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Feb-1999
Tabled Senate15-Feb-1999
Gazetted 22 Dec 1998
Date of repeal 01 Jan 2012
Repealed by Other
Repealing Comments Enabling legislation Repealed by Work Health and Safety (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2011 (Act No. 146 of 2011)
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Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 2)

Statutory Rules 1998    No. 355

I, WILLIAM PATRICK DEANE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991.

Dated 17 December 1998.

WILLIAM DEANE
Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

PETER REITH

Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business

 


Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 2)1

Statutory Rules 1998   No. 3552

made under the

Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991

 

Contents

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                        1     Name of regulations                                                       

                        2     Commencement                                                             

                        3     Amendment of Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Regulations  

Schedule 1       Amendment of Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth) Employment) Regulations                                                                

 


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1           Name of regulations

                     These regulations are the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 2).

2           Commencement

                     These regulations commence on 1 January 1999.

3           Amendment of Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Regulations

                     Schedule 1 amends the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Regulations.


Schedule 1        Amendment of Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth) Employment) Regulations

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[1]         Regulation 1

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1       Name of regulations

                These regulations are the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Regulations 1991.

[2]         Paragraph 2 (1) (b), definition of serious personal injury

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               (b)    for which the person is:

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               (b)    for which the person needs to be:

[3]         Regulation 3, heading

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3       Dangerous occurrences (Act, s 5 (1))

[4]         Subparagraph 3 (1) (b) (ii)

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                  a duration of 5

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                  the duration of 30

[5]         Subregulation 3 (1)

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                  referred to in paragraph (b)

[6]         Subregulation 3 (2)

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[7]         Subparagraph 4 (b) (i)

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                  Department of Primary Industries and Energy

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                  Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

[8]         Sub-subparagraph 4 (b) (i) (B)

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[9]         After subparagraph 4 (b) (i)

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                         (ii)    the Department of Industry, Science and Resources — the Executive Director of the Australian Geological Survey Organisation;

[10]      Subparagraph 4 (b) (iii)

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                  Department of Social Security

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                  Department of Family and Community Services

[11]      Paragraphs 36A (a) and (b)

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                  5

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                  30

[12]      Subregulation 37 (1)

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         (1)   For the purposes of the Act or these regulations, a notice or report that is to be given to Comcare may be delivered in business hours to the relevant State or Territory Occupational Health and Safety Manager.

[13]      Paragraph 37B (1) (f)

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[14]      Paragraph 37B (2) (a)

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                  paragraphs (1) (a), (b), (c), (d) and (f)

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                  paragraphs (1) (a), (b), (c) and (d)

[15]      Paragraphs 37D (1) (a), (b) and (c)

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                (a)    if an accident that causes the death of a person — within 2 hours of the employer becoming aware of the death; and

               (b)    if an accident causes serious personal injury to a person — within 24 hours of the employer becoming aware that the person has, or is likely to have, suffered the injury; and

                (c)    if an accident causes an employee who performs work in connection with an undertaking conducted by his or her employer to be incapacitated from performing work for a prescribed period — within 24 hours of the employer becoming aware of the incapacity; and

               (d)    in the case of a dangerous occurrence — within 24 hours of the employer becoming aware of the occurrence.

[16]      Paragraphs 37E (e) to (u)

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                (e)    action that the employer has taken, or proposes to take, to prevent recurrence of an accident of the same kind.

[17]      Regulation 37F

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37F   Form of reports about dangerous occurrences (Act, s 68)

                For section 68 of the Act, a report about a dangerous occurrence must include the information mentioned in paragraphs 37E (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e), as if any reference in those paragraphs to an accident were a reference to a dangerous occurrence.


Notes

1.       These regulations amend Statutory Rules 1991 No. 266, as amended by 1992 No. 244; 1993 Nos. 5 and 112; 1994 No. 22; 1998 No. 115.

2.       Made by the Governor-General on 17 December 1998, and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 22 December 1998.  Administered by the Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business.