JULIA Gillard’s national workplace safety agenda has been imperilled by a new report detailing a multi-billion-dollar cost burden and an overwhelming impact on small business.

An independent analysis of the planned harmonised national workplace safety framework has estimated it will cost business $3.44 billion in Victoria over five years, with transition costs of well above $800 million.

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