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OHS Compliance Drops in ACT Construction

A reduction in Worksafe inspectors has been blamed for a significant fall in OHS compliance by construction firms in the Australian Capital Territory. A recent study revealed that just 35 per cent of inspected businesses complied with health and safety laws in 2011-12, compared with 54 per cent in 2009-10. This is a serious deterioration on previous years’ […]

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Private Business and OHS Compliance

Privately-owned businesses in Australia continually under-invest in occupational health and safety and this has the effect of reducing their value as well as increasing overall risk. Most small and mid tier businesses take a reactive approach to OH&S compliance, often only complying after an OH&S incident puts them at risk. This tendency to overlook OHS […]