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Workplace Safety Month – Industry on notice

NSW businesses and employees have been put on notice about their obligations to make workplaces safer, following after a number fatalities and serious injuries in the lead-up to National Safe Work Month, which begins yesterday.

Luke Grant is joined by Kevin Anderson, Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, who says SafeWork inspectors have been called to incidents in recent times involving workers from a range of sectors including manufacturing, construction, agriculture and transport.

“We want everyone to make it home to their family at the end of the day, which is why we are reminding everyone of their obligations and responsibilities, not just from employers to their employees, but employees’ obligations to each other.

“It is clear that more needs to be done to get the safety message through to people, which is why this month the NSW Government will be rolling out a number of new initiatives which aim to protect workers from serious injury or death.”

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