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Date PostedMarch 8, 2013

The Fortnightly OH&S News Wrap-Up: Massive Fine for “Near Miss” – Don’t Get Caught Out!

A construction company in Perth was fined $65,000 and ordered to pay costs of more than $8000 following an incident involving an assembled street light which came too close to high-voltage power lines near a Shell service station. The company pleaded guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court for failing to provide workers with a safe workplace. Although fortunately no workers were injured, the neglect of safety could have resulted in extreme injuries or deaths and it was for this reason that the fine was so heavy.

Read the full article here: Construction Company Fined for Safety Breaches

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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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