Safe Work Australia recently released it’s Comparative Performance Monitoring Report revealing that the incidence of serious workplace claims has dropped significantly and that the rate of compensation claims is also on the decline in The ACT.
This should be good news but it has 2 industry bodies fighting about who is to blame for ‘eroding workplace safety’ with each one blaming the other. The issue was recently the topic of an article on CanberraTimes.com.au.
The CFMEU and ACT Master Builders Association are in the midst of a squabble. The CMFEU stepped up its proactive safety inspections on building sites by 150 per cent and Master Builders has condemned this act as malicious.
Read about the root of the conflict at http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/squabbling-erupts-despite-fall-in-work-injury-numbers-across-the-act-20151125-gl8d00.html#ixzz3so7OoKi0