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Increased scrutiny on scaffolding in the ACT expected

Reported by Haydee | 17 Oct, 2017

Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, Rachel Stephen-Smith and Minister for Regulatory Services Gordon Ramsay said, there would be no zero tolerance for people and companies who cut corners by installing unsafe scaffolding.

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Implementation of Mr Fluffy demolition audit recommendations progressing well

Reported by Haydee | 27 Feb, 2017

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.

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Qantas beefs up workplace safety practices

Reported by Haydee | 01 Feb, 2016

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.

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ACT Work Safety Commissioner given authority to cancel licences of asbestos contractors failing in their safety obligations

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jun, 2015

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 …

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Charges laid for worker’s death in ACT

Reported by Haydee | 25 Jul, 2014

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.

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Mandatory asbestos awareness training in ACT

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jul, 2014

Asbestos awareness training will be conducted and all workers who might be exposed to asbestos are required to attend the course by 30 September.