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Issue 374 - 20 June 2013

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Sea change under scrutiny

The overlap of safety and navigation laws is in the spotlight with the release of the draft code of practice for managing stevedoring risks.

Stevedores operate under work heath and safety (WHS) laws and the federal Navigation Act 2012.

Safe Work Australia says while the ‘Code of Practice Managing Risks in Stevedoring’ covers WHS compliance, the code also recognises that WHS and navigation laws overlap.

As such, the code includes references to marine orders from the Navigation Act and acknowledges that WHS laws and marine orders can operate concurrently.

Safe Work Australia is seeking comment on whether further clarification about this overlap and the interaction of these laws is required.

Comment on other aspects of the code is also required.

Public comment closes 19 July.

For more details, visit the draft code of practice
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