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Latest news: Worksafe ACT

WorkSafe ACT update on bonded asbestos contamination

Thirty-five sites are known to have received the cottage mulch product; bonded asbestos was found in six mulch samples, WorkSafe ACT states.

Asbestos testing continues in ACT

WorkSafe ACT is testing 29 sites known to have received cottage mulch samples potentially contaminated with bonded asbestos.

WorkSafe ACT: Don’t be a Grinch to retail and hospitality workers

WorkSafe ACT wants to remind the community to be kind and respectful when out and about over the Christmas and New Year period.

WorkSafe ACT: Construction industry repeats serious breaches

WorkSafe ACT will investigate repeated safety breaches in the residential construction industry and pursue prosecutions.

New legislation in ACT to manage risks of silica dust

From today, the Managing the Risks of Airborne Crystalline Silica (Silica Dust) in the Workplace Code of Practice comes into effect.

Sexual assault incidents at work must be reported in ACT

From Friday, workplaces must notify the work health and safety regulator, WorkSafe ACT, of sexual assault incidents that occur at work.

WorkSafe ACT releases review into prosecution

WorkSafe ACT has released the full review into work health and safety prosecution arrangements in the ACT.

Workplace sexual assault reforms for ACT

Changes to workplace health and safety laws were passed in the ACT Legislative Assembly yesterday, minister Mick Gentleman announced.

National Safe Work Month begins in Canberra

October is National Safe Work Month, raising awareness of work health and safety, labour hire licensing, and workers’ compensation.

Kay Catanzariti still fighting for justice for her son Ben 10 years on

Ten years ago today, Canberra was rocked by the tragic death of 21-year-old Ben Catanzariti on a worksite at the Kingston Foreshore.

Construction company charged over tragic workplace fatality

Better Building Holdings Pty Ltd has today been convicted of category 2 charges and fined $450,000 over the 2020 death of Thomas Magi on a Denman Prospect construction site.

WorkSafe ACT ‘potentially’ prosecuting worksite safety breaches

WorkSafe ACT implemented a strategy aiming to improve safety conditions on building sites, but say to repeat offenders in Canberra that the next step is potential prosecution.