Environment Protection Authority and WorkSafe Victoria have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further strengthen collaboration between the two regulators.
This will further streamline the ways in which both regulators share information, particularly in relation to major hazard facilities and dangerous goods.
The new MoU comes at an important time for both EPA and WorkSafe as they play an important role in ensuring the decommissioning of the Hazelwood Power Station in the Latrobe Valley is undertaken safely for workers and surrounding residents.
“Our new MoU commits both regulators to streamlined processes so we can move more quickly to provide each other with technical and practical advice when assessing major hazard facilities or if an emergency situation was to occur,” said WorkSafe Executive Director Health and Safety, Marnie Williams.
“The decommissioning of the Hazelwood Power Station will last for a number of years and WorkSafe is committed to working with the EPA and other relevant authorities to ensure this work meets with OH&S legislation.”
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