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Joint border inspection program targets fall risks

Apr 6th 2023

Joint border inspection program targets fall risks

WorkSafe ACT inspectors have joined forces with their NSW counterparts to conduct operations across the border to ensure workplaces are following health and safety rules.

Acting WHS Regional SafeWork NSW Director, Kane Scott said the program aims to ensure workplaces are managing the risk of falls.

“Inspectors will be ensuring work health and safety compliance is at the forefront of all business operations. These compliance programs are part of an ongoing effort to promote sustained behavioural change”Mr Scott said.

“Workplace falls in manufacturing cost NSW businesses more than $15 million a year in claims while falls in construction continues to be the leading cause of traumatic injuries and fatalities in NSW”.

The weeklong safety blitz is targeting businesses in Queanbeyan, Canberra and nearby areas.

Read more here.

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