The implementation of the recommendations made in the Auditor-General’s Performance Audit of WorkSafe ACT’s administrative processes of Mr. Fluffy demolition is progressing well according to the Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations Rachel Stephen-Smith.
A new book has been launched by ACT Assistant Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris this week featuring workplaces that are improving the health and wellbeing of their workers.
Starting this month, people applying for a Class C builders licence will be required to sit a written exam in addition to evidence of a qualification and work experience.
Mr McCabe started his work in 2003 and was appointed as ACT Work Safety Commissioner in 2008.
Australia’s flag carrier airline, is beefing up its workplace safety procedures following an incident where a contractor fell and suffered back injury at the Canberra Airport.
These amendments, which commenced 15 October will allow employers to only notify insurer if total wages they pay during the period of insurance increases by more than $500,000. Workers compensation certificates will now also be valid for up to 12 months.
The seminar today will show how better design at the start of construction projects can protect health and safety of workers and benefit businesses.
Mr McCabe said asbestos exposure for the workers was very minimal as it only happened for about five minutes. Mr McCabe also said air monitoring in the property’s perimeter showed no asbestos left the site.
ACT Work Safety Commissioner given authority to cancel licences of asbestos contractors failing in their safety obligations
ACT Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe now has the authority to cancel licences of asbestos contractors who breaches safety conditions. A Fairfax Media report says Mr McCabe has been given the power to revoke licences of negligent asbestos handlers to protect the public as ACT starts demolition of more than 1,000 Mr Fluffy homes. WorkSafe …
WorkSafe ACT cautions the Canberra community and building industry from ordering building products from overseas which may contain asbestos.
Worksafe ACT has identified several significant compliance issues during a safety blitz conducted on truck –mounted concrete placing booms and Work Safety Commissioner, Mark McCabe is unhappy.
Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe has announced on Wednesday that charges have been laid in relation to the death of a worker after he was struck by a concrete boom at work in July 2012.
A free networking breakfast which aims to promote health and wellbeing in the workplace was hosted on Wednesday by Healthier Work.
A concrete pumping company was issued Prohibition Notices preventing them from using two of its concrete trucks until they are properly serviced.
Asbestos awareness training will be conducted and all workers who might be exposed to asbestos are required to attend the course by 30 September.
Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, Simon Corbell, announced on Friday the release of new asbestos guidance material for the ACT real estate sector.
A Notice of Decision was issued by the Workers Compensation Inspectorate at WorkSafe ACT to an employer in the health services industry on Tuesday to recover an amount equal to $26,707.02 for failing to maintain a compulsory worker’s compensation policy during the period between the 1st of June 2009 and the 6th of November 2013.
Prohibition notices have been issued to two businesses in Ainslie following water damage to the building ceiling, which contains loose-fill asbestos. WorkSafe re-inspected the site following a complaint from a local resident. During the visit, inspectors noticed water damage to the ceiling of the premises. “The Prohibition Notices have been issued as a precaution due …
Photo: SafetyCulture Library A few of the businesses which closed when loose asbestos was discovered in a building in Dickson have already reopened. According to ACT Work Safety Commissioner, Mark McCabe, the prohibition notice was lifted on two of the five businesses in the commercial building along Woolley Street, Dickson after testing for asbestos traces …
A number of businesses could potentially be closed for months after asbestos was found in a building in the inner north commercial precinct. Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe said it is believed that the asbestos was found in the roof of the building however additional tests need to be conducted to establish the extent, levels …
A number of notices have been issued by WorkSafe ACT following an incident yesterday where a truck tipped over at a worksite whilst scaffolding was being unloaded. According to the owner of the scaffolding company, one of the outriggers that stabilises the truck, punctured the asphalt about 11am as the crane on the truck unloaded …