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Date PostedDecember 21, 2016

Canberra Workplace Incidents Prompt Safety Warning in Lead-up to Christmas

Two recent workplace incidents have led WorkSafe ACT to issue a warning to the construction industry to “put safety first”.

In the latest incident, a young apprentice partially severed 2 fingers and a thumb with a power saw and in another a young worker fell 7 metres at a construction site in Gungahlin.

The ACT WorkSafe Commissioner is reminding all involved in the local construction industry to prioritise safety in the lead up to Christmas.

It is especially important that we are aware of young people on the worksite. Apprentice workers, particularly first year apprentices who are usually straight out of school, should be supervised and must receive the necessary safety training before setting foot on the worksite.

Source: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-light-rail-worker-thrown-two-metres-by-electric-shock-20161208-gt6kj9.html

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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