The OHS Act - Key Principles

What are the key principles of the Occupational Health and Safety Act Victoria (2004)?

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (2004) aims to promote an inclusive and proactive approach towards the elimination or reduction of health and safety risks in the workplace.

The Act, which came into effect on 1 July 2005, has five key principles outlined, as follows:


The Government has decreed that these principles should be met in a spirit of consultation and co-operation.