Developing an occupational safety and health management system


Good occupational safety and health practices as part of normal business operations are a must for all Western Australian public sector agencies.  These practices assist agencies to create a safer workplace but not only benefit agencies but also indirectly families, communities and the Western Australian economy.

The Code of Practice for Occupational Safety and Health in the Western Australian Public Sector not only provides practical guidance to Western Australian public sector agencies on ways to comply with the obligations imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (opens in new window) and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996, but it also provides information on how to develop an effective occupational safety and health management system.

An effective occupational safety and health management system needs to include these basic principles:

  • management commitment;
  • planning;
  • consultation;
  • risk management; and
  • training.

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