Worker safety is priority in Western Australia. 

 

Western Australia premier Mark McGowan said safety was on of his highest priorities and has launched $12.9 million initiative to protect workers through new workplace safety laws and safety initiatives.

WorkSafe have employed an additional twenty-four full-time equivalent staff and 21 additional inspectors, to bring the total number of inspectors to 120 and in-line with New South Wales and Queensland, with a ratio of 1.0 full-time equivalent inspectors per 10,000 employees.

McGowan has launched the campaign “Better Worker Safety” aimed to put safety front of mind and improve workplace safety and health outcomes.

The new Work Health and Safety Bill will modernise workplace safety laws, better protect workers and hold those responsible for any workplace deaths accountable. The two main features of the bill will see the introduction of two new offences for industrial manslaughter. These offences include harsh jail time, and as a maximum sentence an offender will be looking at 20 years in jail.

McGowan said, “the death of one worker is one too many, it’s time we introduce industrial manslaughter laws to make sure Western Australians are protected at work”.

ProcessWorx based in Perth, Western Australia, is personally dedicated to helping small business with HR support, HR advice and farm safety. If you require HR support, HR advice, farm safety please contact ProcessWorx on (08) 9316 9896 or email enquiries@processworx.com.au

 

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Marisa Ross

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Marisa is an experienced and motivated HR professional with a strong HR generalist and business operations background with a focus on employee relations, performance management, leadership training & development, workers compensation & injury management, and employee retention. Marisa holds a Bachelor of Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science with a minor in Counselling. Having worked in a variety of industries from SMEs to large blue-chip organisations, Marisa is passionate about enriching employee experience, employee retention, and building leadership capability in people management.

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Aimee Grigson

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Aimee has a strong understanding of Workplace Health and Safety Legislation and standards and has extensive HSEQ experience in a number of industries. Aimee has a great ability to engage across all levels of organisation, including field teams, leadership and external stakeholders. Aimee ensures Health and Safety Management Systems are compliant to legislation, effectively implemented and understood by all. Aimee has a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and qualifications in auditing and incident investigations. Aimee is passionate about coaching and developing small businesses towards a positive safety culture.