Free workcover workshop

A FREE workshop will be held in Grafton to assist businesses understand new work health
and safety legislation to be introduced in by Workcover in 2012.

General Manager of WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division, John Watson, said the
workshops will be run by WorkCover health and safety experts who recognise the difficulties
many small businesses face in addressing safety and injury management issues.


“From 2012, new health and safety legislation will be introduced in NSW,” he said.
“Currently all states and territories are responsible for making and enforcing their own work
health and safety laws and although these draw on a similar approach for regulating
workplaces, there are some differences in the application and detail of the laws.”

Attendance at one of these workshops may also help small and medium businesses qualify
for a WorkCover NSW Safety Solutions Rebate.

Under the initiative these employers may be eligible to receive individual rebates of up to
$500 when businesses attend a WorkCover workshop and then invest in workplace
improvements.


The workshop will be held at the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen’s Club on Tuesday April
12 from 1.30pm until 4pm.
Bookings are essential and can be made online at www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/safebusi
ness or by phoning 1800 624 097.



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