23 October 2012

WorkSafe going after employers who fail to report

| johnboy
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WorkSafe ACT is giving warning they’re preparing to prosecute employers who fail to report serious injuries and dangerous incidents:

“The ACT’s Work Health and Safety Act 2011 places a requirement on employers to report notifiable incidents, that is, serious injuries or dangerous incidents, to WorkSafe ACT,” Mr McCabe said today.

“Once the employer becomes aware of such incidents, they must be reported immediately, allowing of course for any calls to emergency services that may be required. Failure to comply with this requirement can leave employers open to fines of up to $50,000.

“WorkSafe ACT has become aware of a number of incidents in the past few weeks where employers have failed to report the matter to the regulator. In a number of these cases, WorkSafe will be preparing briefs for the Director of Public Prosecutions to prosecute these breaches through the courts.”

“Reporting these matters to WorkSafe ACT immediately is imperative,” said Mr McCabe.

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