Have you updated your workplace COVID-19 plan?

This blog features, commentary, and links to articles on other websites – By Ray Boekelaar

WorkSafe Victoria (referenced source) has published this linked news article on their website, reporting that WorkSafe is to be notified immediately once employers become aware that a worker has been tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosis, for those duty holders who Own, Operate, Control, Manage, and Supervise their Organisations Workplace!

New regulations

These are new regulations, that have been made under the OHS Act are designed to assist WorkSafe, to reduce the risks to workplace health and safety from coronavirus (COVID-19)

Potential Breaches

With this new provision, for the timely notification of workplace transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), it has been recognised as an effective strategy, for the management of these workplace health and safety risks, in combination with prompt investigations of employer duty of care breaches.


Is the Duty Holder of your organisation’s workplace able to meet these “new regulation” of your Work Health and Safety obligations?

Have you implemented the following into your current coronavirus (COVID-19) plan that?

  • The implementation of these new regulations has occurred.
  • These new regulations have come into force as of the 28 July 2020.
  • That these new regulations are to remain in place for the next 12months.
  • And to make a notification contact the WorkSafe advisory line on 13 23 60

For additional information guidance please contact www.solvesafety.com.au or email enquiries@solvesafety.com.au

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Commentary by Ray Boekelaar (Senior certified OHS/WHS Safety Consultant for www.solvesafety.com.au & Real Estate Agent for www.assetproperty.com.au)

Ray Boekelaar is more than just a career “work retired” grandfather, father, and blogger, who loves AWD-SUV semi off road adventure camper traveling the highways and byways throughout the vast states and territories of the Australian continent. When he is not doing some casual OHS Safety or Real Estate Consulting for these respective organisations, as a “key opinion leader” (KOL) You will find him in between times trip planning historical tourist destinations and heading out into the sunset, on his next of many scheduled road touring travel adventures.

Referenced Source: (WorkSafe Victoria) www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/news/2020-07/employers-must-notify-worksafe-covid-19-cases– by WorkSafe Victoria (media) on July 29, 2020