Your legal duties
New regulations for occupational health and safety came into effect on 18 June 2017.
The part of the OHS Regulations 2017 relating to the provision of information, instruction and training, is intended to prevent illness and injury resulting from a lack of awareness, knowledge or understanding of workplace hazards and risks.
To do this, the OHS Regulations 2017 impose specific legal responsibilities on employers for the appropriate provision of information and instructions. This must be provided in appropriate languages.
The OHS Act requires employers to make information available in languages other than English (where needed) when notifying employees of their nominated health and safety representatives, and when giving details of decisions relating to health and safety.
Visit the employers section of this guide for specific duties relating to the provision of information in CALD workplaces.