Inspection program to focus on cafes and restaurants

Reported by Haydee | 21 Oct, 2013

Work Safety Commissioner, Mark McCabe has recently announced that WorkSafe ACT will be implementing an inspection program for cafes and restaurants in the ACT, which will commence on Tuesday 22 October 2013. The program will initially run for a week. “Injuries arising from manual tasks, fire, slips, trips and falls in this industry impose a …

WorkSafe inspections to focus on hardware and building supplies retailing

Reported by Haydee | 08 Dec, 2012

WorkSafe is conducting an inspection program to check on safety issues associated with retail hardware and building suppliers. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said the inspections would focus on raising awareness of potential safety risks and making sure that employers possess the information required to comply with laws. “All our proactive inspection programs aim to provide …

Worksafe inspectors to focus on freight forwarding industry

Reported by Haydee | 19 Nov, 2012

Worksafe’s current inspection program will focus on the freight forwarding industry. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said on Friday that workplace inspections will focus on raising awareness of potential safety risks and ensuring that employers had the information required to comply with the laws. “This inspection program is part of an ongoing series of proactive inspections …

NTC releases road safety program draft strategy

Reported by Haydee | 13 Sep, 2012

The National Transport Commission (NTC) released its National Road Safety Partnership Program draft strategy last week for public consultation. The strategy acknowledges the major role that industry can play in improving road safety in Australia. NTC Project Director, Dr Jeff Potter said that work-related road accidents in the country account for about 50 percent of …

WorkCover promotes safety improvements in the livestock saleyard industry

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jun, 2012

WorkCover NSW together with the cattle saleyard industry is delivering on their commitment to improve safety in the industry as a program of visits to saleyards across the state is launched. An Action Plan was developed after a Narrabri stock handler was killed in 2010 when he was hit by a cattle saleyard gate as …