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The Australian National University

National Research Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (NRCOHSR)

The National Research Centre for OHS Regulation (NRCOHSR) works to achieve excellence in work health and safety research and regulation. The Centre was established to conduct high quality, empirical and policy-focused research relating to work health and safety regulation. This research informs government initiatives relating to the reform of work health and safety legislation, inspection and enforcement policy and practice, and contributes to ensuring the efficacy of regulation in improving work health and safety outcomes in workplaces.

Researchers working with the Centre currently have funding from the Australian Research Council and Safe Work Australia to conduct research into compliance with work health and safety regulation.

In the recent past the Centre received some funding from WorkCover New South Wales, WorkSafe Victoria and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and in its early years, the Centre received some funding from the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (from 2001 to 2005), and by its replacement, the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (from 2005 to 2007).

The Centre's Directors are Dr Liz Bluff (ANU), Professor Neil Gunningham (ANU) and Professor Richard Johnstone (Griffith). More here.

» Aims and activities

» Overview of work health and safety regulation in Australia

» Further reading on work health and safety regulation

» Introductory readings on regulation theory

Work health safety briefings

Work health safety briefing 9

In this issue: update on harmonisation of WHS law, other regulatory developments, key research and reports

Work health safety briefing 8

In this issue: Key cases about whether improvement notice should be stayed; 'Adverse action’; Kirk decision in Queensland; and Sentencing principle

Work health safety briefing 7

Inside this issue: Harmonising work health and safety regulation, risk considerations, organisational and human factors, learning about WHS, specif

Work health safety briefing 6

In this issue: Approved codes of practice and compliance, the roles of guidance

Upcoming events

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Updated:  14 January, 2013/Responsible Officer:  Director, Regulatory Institutions Network/Page Contact:  Director, Regulatory Institutions Network