Advisory group established to improve workplace safety

Thursday, 20 August, 2020

Advisory group established to improve workplace safety

The NSW Government has established an advisory group comprised of injured workers and those who have lost loved ones due to a workplace incident to help shape NSW workplace policy and support services. The Family and Injured Worker Support Group will advise SafeWork NSW on the types of support given to those affected by workplace incidents, what services are available and how to access them, ways to improve service delivery, as well as advocating for increased workplace safety in NSW.

The Minister for Better Regulation, Kevin Anderson, said the group will provide a forum where those impacted by a workplace injury or death can work side by side with the government to support the health and safety of NSW workers.

“I’ve met with a number of families over the last 12 months and am humbled by their strength and their desire to help others who have been impacted by a workplace incident,” Anderson said.

Ambassador Darren Flanagan will lead the group, drawing on his experience in assisting with the rescue mission of two miners trapped more than 900 metres underground during the 2006 Beaconsfield Goldmine collapse. The Ambassador will also advocate for safer work practices in the community and contribute to workplace safety campaigns and messages.

For more information and to express your interest to join the pilot advisory group, visit the SafeWork website. The deadline for expressions of interest is 1 September 2020.

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