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Partnership to foster safety in the automotive industry

Reported by Haydee | 10 Oct, 2014

WorkCover NSW and the Motor Traders’ Association (MTA) of NSW have signed a partnership agreement to continue their collaboration in addressing work health and safety issues within the automotive industry.

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Alive and Well Booth at Henty

Reported by Haydee | 19 Sep, 2014

WorkCover NSW is encouraging all agriculture businesses and workers to visit the Alive and Well stand at Henty Machinery Field Days. Acting General Manager of WorkCover NSW’s Work Health and Safety Division, Peter Dunphy said a video booth will be set up at the Alive and Well stand where farmers could share their views on …

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Alliance to ensure work health and safety

Reported by Haydee | 26 Aug, 2014

An alliance between WorkCover NSW and Hansen Yuncken was signed on Tuesday to ensure that a safe workplace will be provided during the Wagga Wagga Health Service Redevelopment.

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Cross Border Project promoting construction site safety

Reported by Haydee | 26 Aug, 2014

WorkCover NSW inspectors together with representatives from the Victorian WorkCover Authority are visiting construction sites in Cobram, Barooga, Yarrawonga and Mulwala from 25-29 August.

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Investigation into loose-fill asbestos launched

Reported by Haydee | 18 Aug, 2014

NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottett announced today an independent investigation to help identify the number of premises in the state that may contain loose-filled asbestos ceiling insulation materials.

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New Safety, Return to Work and Support chief announced

Reported by Haydee | 07 Aug, 2014

The Safety, Return to Work and Support (SRWS) division welcomed its new Chief Executive Officer on Tuesday to replace outgoing CEO Julie Newman who retired from the position on August 1.

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Fall in NSW boating industry injuries

Reported by Haydee | 05 Aug, 2014

Boating industry injuries in the NSW have decreased almost a quarter since a safety partnership has been signed between WorkCover NSW and the Boating Industry Association of NSW (BIA).

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NSW builders invited to Demo Day to improve safety

Reported by Haydee | 31 Jul, 2014

A house construction Demo Day will be held at Oran Park Town Centre on 12 August and WorkCover NSW is inviting all builders, sub-contractors and construction workers throughout the Macarthur District to participate in the event.

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NSW farmers invest on safety improvements

Reported by Haydee | 25 Jul, 2014

A WorkCover program helped NSW farmers prioritise safety by providing up to $2,000 assistance for the cost of safety solutions to address farm risks. Around 9,500 farmers were able to invest in safety improvements.

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New codes of practice to improve safety

Reported by Haydee | 20 Jul, 2014

Twelve new codes of practice set to improve safety in NSW workplaces commences today. These codes, which are part of the national harmonised work health and safety laws that were adopted by NSW in 2012 replaced several existing codes from previous occupational health and safety laws. “The NSW Government is committed to providing a safe …

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Alive and Well campaign launched

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jul, 2014

A new campaign has been launched by the NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet at the NSW Farmers Conference on Tuesday.

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House Construction Industry Mentor Program

Reported by Haydee | 16 Jul, 2014

WorkCover NSW is calling on all medium and large construction companies across the state to participate in its 2014 House Construction Industry Mentor Program.

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Project focuses on safety improvements for wood industry

Reported by Haydee | 04 Jul, 2014

WorkCover NSW has invested more than $170,000 on safety improvements in wood industry across the state. This is part of a project to improve safety and reduce injuries in identified high-risk industries.

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Compo scheme review shows need for sound financial management

Reported by Haydee | 02 Jul, 2014

NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet revealed on Monday that the results of a statutory review of the 2012 amendments to workers compensation in NSW highlighted the need for a sound financial management for the Scheme to remain sustainable.

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Work safety partnership in forestry industry renewed

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jul, 2014

WorkCover NSW has renewed its partnership with Forestry Corporation of NSW to develop effective approaches to work health and safety and injury management in the forestry industry. Acting General Manager of WorkCover NSW’s Work Health and Safety Division, Peter Dunphy said the partnership which was first signed in 2011 has achieved significant progress in recent …

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Safer Small Towns event in Mogo

Reported by Haydee | 05 Jun, 2014

WorkCover’s Safer Small Towns event will be coming to Mogo next Wednesday, 11 June to provide free work health and safety advice to businesses and workers.