WorkSafe now independent


WorkSafe ACT is now operating as an independent regulator, under the direction of new ACT Work Health and Safety Commissioner, Jacqueline Agius, who was appointed to the role on 28 April.

“The new WorkSafe ACT will be accountable and its compliance work will be data driven and evidence informed,” Ms Agius said.

“Securing sustainable compliance with work health and safety laws is vitally important to protecting the health and safety of workers now, and into the future. This requires a contemporary regulator that strives for excellence and is innovative, flexible, respected and trusted. The new WorkSafe will be such a regulator.”

ACT Workplace Safety Minister, Suzanne Orr, has also released her Statement of Expectations to guide the operations of WorkSafe for the next 12 months, which includes improving the construction industry’s safety culture and performance.

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