Duties to labour hire workers under the OHS Act

Comparison table showing labour hire provider and host employer duties to labour hire workers under the OHS Act before 22 March 2022, and their duties to labour hire workers after 22 March 2022.
Last updated

Mar 2022

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What it contains

  • From 22 March 2022, changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) extend the definitions of 'employer' and 'employee' to ensure labour hire workers are considered employees of their host employer for the purposes of the OHS Act.
  • From 22 March 2022, host employers owe the same duties towards labour hire workers as they do towards their direct employees.
  • The comparison table shows labour hire provider and host employer duties to labour hire workers under the OHS Act before 22 March 2022, and their duties to labour hire workers after 22 March 2022.