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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT 2012 - SECT 61

Procedure for election of health and safety representatives

(1)  The workers in a work group may determine how an election of a health and safety representative for the work group is to be conducted.
(2)  However, an election must comply with the procedures (if any) prescribed by the regulations.
(3)  If a majority of the workers in a work group so determine, the election may be conducted with the assistance of a union or other person or organisation.
(4)  The person conducting the business or undertaking to which the work group relates must provide any resources, facilities and assistance that are reasonably necessary or are prescribed by the regulations to enable elections to be conducted.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) an individual, a fine not exceeding $10 000; or
(b) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding $50 000.



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