While a number of people see to be all hung up on the mandate aspects of COVID-19, it’s important to remember there is still a general duty to manage the pandemic related risks in workplaces. Below is a recent publication by Worksafe WA which outlines how certain controls sit within the hierarchy of reliability and effectiveness.

With the WHS commencing, don’t forget the hierarchy of controls becomes prescribed and a work related Covid infection requiring hospital treatment is a reportable disease to Worksafe. It’s not just the flu. It’s not just a public health issue. It’s also a workplace health and safety issue requiring care and attention.