WorkSafe ACT is reminding employers to prioritise worker safety and wellbeing over meeting deadlines in the lead up to the Christmas break.
WorkSafe ACT together with Westfield Woden has recently run a series of pop-ups providing work safety information to local workers.
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.
The Building Minister’s Forum recently held in the ACT today discussed the strong actions to take on the unsafe use of Aluminum Composite Panels (ACPs).
A recent proactive audit of scaffolding across ACT construction sites has unearthed serious safety concerns.
A breakfast seminar on the introduction and embedding of technology to enhance work health and safety was co-hosted by WorkSafe ACT, SafeWork NSW and the Safety Institute of Australia.
WorkSafe ACT issued a Prohibition Notice on a crane at a worksite in the city until checks are undertaken by an engineer.
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.