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Foundries - Compliance Code

NOTE: This Compliance Code has not been updated to reflect changes resulting from the Occupational Health and Safety Amending Regulations 2014 (Vic). An updated Compliance Code will be issued shortly by the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA). For further information, contact VWA's Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 or at info@vwa,

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    Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Act), people are able to meet their duties under the Act and regulations made under the Act by complying with the related part of an approved Compliance Code.
    On 18 June 2017 the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 (old Regulations) will be repealed and replaced by the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (new Regulations). Complying with a Compliance Code made in relation to the old Regulations may not necessarily mean compliance with a duty under the new Regulations.

    This Compliance Code continues to be available as a source of practical guidance, and will contribute to industry state of knowledge, to assist those who must comply with health and safety laws.

    Document Type: Compliance Code
    Keycode: WCC007/01/07.08 - web only
    Industry: Foundries, 
    Category: General, 
    Current Version: 1.0
    Date First Published: 18 September 2008
    Summary: This compliance code is aimed at employers, managers and the self-employed in foundries. It may also be of assistance to employees, HSRs and consultants who work in the foundry industry. It provides practical guidance on foundry specific hazards but also refers to other hazards related to foundry work. This compliance code replaces Code of Practice No.2 (1988) Foundries.