Session to look at work safety

WORKCOVER NSW will hold a free workshop to explain new Work Health and Safety legislation that will come into effect soon.

Work health and general safety division general manager John Watson said the workshop, to be held at Seagulls Club in Tweed Heads West on April 5, would provide practical advice for employers and workers.

“From 2012 new health and safety legislation will be introduced in NSW,” Mr Watson said.

“All states and territories are responsible for making and enforcing their own work health and safety laws and although these draw on a similar approach for regulating workplaces, there are some differences in the application and detail of the laws.

“Fundamentally, what is safe practice now will continue to be safe under the new arrangements.

“WorkCover’s extensive public workshop program provides practical help for small businesses, with some covering issues such as workers compensation and injury management, changes to safety legislation, manual handling, workplace bullying and working with chemicals.

“Attendance at one of these workshops may also help small and medium businesses qualify for a WorkCover NSW Safety Solutions Rebate,” Mr Watson said.

For more information visit www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/safebusiness or call 1800 624 097.



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