The ACT Work Safety Commissioner announced today the release of two new GuidanceNotes by WorkSafe ACT on supervision of apprentices in the ACT’s construction industry.
More information is available in the full release.
WorkSafe ACT has just released two new important workers' compensation publications.
The Suggested Reasonable Premium Rates for 2013-14 and the Summary of Key Scheme Performance Data for 2011-2012 publications are both available from our Statistics page in the Workers Compensation part of this website.
The ACT Work Safety Commissioner, Mark McCabe, today announced the launch of a new campaign, Speak Up About Safety, encouraging workers and supervisors in ACT workplaces to actively engage in discussions about safety concerns.
Download the full media release here [PDF].
24 April 2013
The Work Safety Commissioner announced today that WorkSafe ACT will be conducting an inspection program focusing on working safely at height in the residential housing industry in the ACT. The program will commence on Tuesday 9 April 2013.
See the full Working safely at heights and getting home safely media release fo more information.
The ACT Work Safety Commissioner today announced the commencement of a new campaign of inspections of residential construction sites in the ACT, focusing on working safely at height.
The initial program will run for a week. Results from the inspections will then be analysed to determine the best way forward - be that through further inspections, education, or a combination of both approaches.
Click here to download a copy of the full Media Release regarding this issue.
8 April 2013
The Work Safety Commissioner has issued a Media Release in response to today's MBA Review of the Getting Home Safely report.
Click here to view that Media Release.
The MBA response to the report can be accessed by clicking here.
The ACT Government has accepted all of the 28 recommendations of the Getting Home Safely report into the ACT’s construction industry, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, Simon Corbell announced today.
Download full media release [PDF].
WorkSafe ACT has released a report summarising the process followed and outcomes from its recent (30 January 2013) enforcement blitz on the Canberra suburb of Harrison.
Click here to view the summary report on this blitz.
Commencing in 2013-14, private sector workers’ compensation insurers and self insurers will pay an annual levy to ensure the long term sustainability of workers’ compensation and work health and safety regulation.
Download the guidance note Workers Compensation - Funding Regulatory Activity 2013 - 2014 for further information.
Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe has today launched the ACT Small Business Workplace Health and Wellbeing Incentive Program.
“The program, to be managed by Healthier Work, the ACT Government’s free workplace health support service, will provide funding for small businesses in the ACT to kick start health and wellbeing initiatives in their workplace or to extend and add value to existing programs,” Mr McCabe said.
Download full media release for Healthier Work Incentive Program [PDF]