05:06 pm, Thursday 7 March, 2013
Information sessions will be conducted by SafeWork SA representatives to the Mount Gambier community. The information session aims to discuss the new work health and safety legislation and the important role of health and safety representatives.
Two sessions will be conducted at the Main corner complex, 1 Bay Road, on Wednesday, 13 March. One session will happen from 12 to 1.30pm, and the other will be from 5.30 to 7.30pm.
SafeWork SA Executive Director, Bryan Russell said the information session is a good opportunity for people to learn about the changes to workplace health and safety laws.
“This is a great opportunity for those living in regional South Australia to hear firsthand about workplace safety reform,” said Mr Russell.
“Nearly 1,000 people registered for the 12 sessions held in Adelaide in December and January, and we want to offer access to the same information to the Mount Gambier community.
“These sessions are for people working in any sector who want to find out how the work health and safety laws will affect them. We will be able to answer your questionsabout work health and safety in the timber industry, the health sector, agriculture, small business or volunteering.”
SafeWorkSA officers will also be manning a booth at the South East Field Days at Lucindale on 15-16 March and will answer questions on the new laws as well as other topics like asbestos in the home and agricultural safety.
This month, SafeWork SA representatives will visit four regional centres to discuss the workplace safety laws. The sessions will also provide support to health and safety representatives by offering advice and information about their duties and entitlements.
More information about the information sessions is available at the SafeWork SA website.