06:40 pm, Thursday 16 February, 2012
The workshops aim to provide information and advice on the new work health and safety laws, industrial relations and transport industry policy issues.
NatRoad CEO, Chris Melham said the workshops are designed to assist road transport operators in keeping on top of important changes to work health and safety arrangements concerning the day-to-day running of their businesses.
“NatRoad is delighted to partner with WorkCover NSW to ensure that its members and the broader industry have access to the right information when it comes to compliance and ensuring workers and colleagues are safe in the workplace.”
WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division General Manager, John Watson said that a health and safety expert from WorkCover will be the key speaker at the workshops.
“On 1 January 2012 new work health and safety laws were introduced in NSW as part of harmonised national laws.
“WorkCover is supporting business and industry to adjust to the new arrangements.
“The workshops will provide an opportunity for local transport industry employers and workers to ask questions and seek clarification on how the new work health and safety laws affect their workplaces.
“While what was safe under the previous laws continues to be safe today, it is important that transport industry employers and workers understand the key changes.”
Interested participants can register by calling NatRoad on 02 6295 3000. More information is available on www.workcover.nsw.gov.au.