The outstanding contributions of 27 businesses, health and safety representatives and individuals will be recognised at this year’s WorkSafe Awards.
The finalists from around the state have been shortlisted across nine categories for their outstanding efforts in improving workplace health and safety and supporting injured workers to return to work.
This year’s awards attracted 219 nominations, the highest number since 2013.
"The WorkSafe Awards highlight the amazing things people do every day to make the lives of workers better, whether it’s through improving health and safety, or helping injured workers return to work," Ms Amies said.
The winners will be announced at the WorkSafe Awards Dinner at Melbourne Town Hall on October 31.
To see the list of finalists and for further information please visit Worksafe Victoria.
New Guidance for Labour Hire Available
The guide, Labour hire: duties of persons conducting a business or undertaking, is now available.
It provides information for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) in labour hire arrangements on complying with their health and safety duties under the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws.
The guide has practical information for labour hire and host PCBUs on their roles before and during the placement of labour hire workers.
There are new practical examples and guidance on the duty of host and labour hire PCBUs to consult, cooperate and coordinate.
Businesses using or providing labour hire should read the guide for information about their WHS responsibilities.
Updating the GHS Under the Model WHS Laws Consultation Summary
An online consultation for the proposal to adopt an updated edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) under the model WHS laws was conducted in July 2019
Twenty-four submissions were received from a range of stakeholders, including users of hazardous chemicals, manufacturers, suppliers, peak industry associations and government agencies.
Safe Work Australia would like to thank those who provided feedback. The feedback received will help ensure any changes to Australia’s classification and hazard communication requirements for workplace hazardous chemicals are implemented in the most effective way.
For further information, the consultation summary is now available on the Safe Work Australia website.
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