Compliance code: Managing asbestos in workplaces - Key changes

A guide to explain recent updates to the managing asbestos in the workplaces compliance code.

Date last updated

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Industries and topics
  • Asbestos

  1. Key changes for 2019/20

    The Minister for Workplace Safety, Jill Hennessy, approved minor amendments to 11 compliance codes made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act), which includes the Managing asbestos in the workplace compliance code.

    The minor amendments were made to:

    • reflect amendments to section 35 and 36 of the OHS Act by the Treasury and Finance Legislation Amendment Act 2018
    • improve style and branding consistency across the existing codes.

    Change summary

    Paragraph 9

    Replace "health and safety" with "health or safety".

    Paragraph 10

    Replace "OHS Act s36" with "OHS Act s35".

    Front cover

    Update front cover to 'Edition 2'

    Back cover

    Update translation service contact details