OHS policies head up today’s election agenda

Friday, 09 March, 2007

The New South Wales state election campaign is heating up, with OHS policies topping today's agenda.

Current NSW Minister for Commerce, John Della Bosca made his workplace safety plans clear today, and challenged the Liberal party to reveal its future OHS plans.

Della Bosca used his address at the Unions NSW Annual Safety Delegates conference in Penrith to prompt the Opposition Leader, Peter Debnam to reveal whether or not he would support businesses moving to a national OHS scheme.

Della Bosca then conveyed his opinion that to hand this role to the Commonwealth would result in a lowering of the state's workplace health and safety standards.

"The Commonwealth employs a minimal number of inspectors and is in no position to deliver the services, advice and assistance that businesses need in keeping their workplaces safe," he said.

Related News

Produce company fined $300,000 for unsafe systems of work

Zerella Holdings has been fined $300,000 after a worker sustained serious injuries from being...

Diesel fuel tank explosion claims life of worker

A 35-year-old man has died in a fuel tank explosion at an engine repair business in Fieldstone.

Safety alerts issued for NT cattle, construction industries

NT WorkSafe has released two safety alerts, following serious incidents in the cattle industry...

  • All content Copyright © 2021 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd