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Independent Review of WorkSafe ACT and Work Safety Compliance and Enforcement Long Overdue – UnionsACT say

UnionsACT says the independent review of WorkSafe ACT and the ACT’s work safety compliance and enforcement policies are long overdue. The review is going to be led by Dr Claire Noone of Nous Group and according to the government there

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Improvement Notices in Cross Border Construction

WorkSafe ACT inspectors together with inspectors from SafeWork NSW conducted a week long operation targeting commercial and residential construction sites on both sides of the border. The operation, run between 6-12 April focussed on height safety, electrical safety, correct paperwork

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Two Workplace Injuries Under Investigation by WorkSafe ACT

It’s the holidays but that doesn’t mean we can relax and take it easy if we’re on the worksite. In fact we need to be extra cautious around this time of year because statistics show a rise in workplace injuries

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ACT Authorities to Increase fines over workplace Accidents

The ACT has been plagued by a number of workplace injuries particularly within the construction sector and in fact has the highest injury rate in the country which is why authorities are hoping for increasedfines over workplace accidents under the

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White Card Update: Road closed as Collapse is Investigated by Authorities

Engineers for Roads ACT are busy assessing a section of Eastern Valley Way and nearby footpaths after the Belconnen road was closed to the public amidst concerns about the stability of excavations at a nearby construction site which it was

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WorkSafe ACT releases Guidance on Supervision of Apprentices

WorkSafe ACT Commissioner Mark McCabe has recently released two new sets of guidance requirements for the supervision of apprentices which the organisation believes will keep apprentices on construction sites in Canberra safer. The guidance requirements include a ban on trainees

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White Card Update: Contractors Beware you do not expose Workers or Clients to Asbestos during Renovations

According to an article on SafetyCulture.com.au an alarming case of asbestos mishandling by a contractor has almost placed a family at risk of an asbestos related illness. A couple and their 2 small children had to evacuate their home because

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New Work Safety Campaign Launched by WorkSafe ACT

WorkSafe ACT launched a safety campaign entitled “Speak Up About Safety”. The campaign was announced by ACT Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe and aims to encourage workers in the ACT to actively engage in discussions about safety and raise safety

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Construction Blitz Report Released

WorkSafe ACT has released a report summarizing the process followed and the results of a recent residential construction blitz on the Canberra suburb of Harrison recently. The blitz was conducted on 30 January 2013 by WorkSafe ACT and pointed out

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