Do you get alarmed when you see an asbestos warning sign? It can be confronting to think there are asbestos-containing materials under your feet, for example. In general, if asbestos is in good condition and isn’t disturbed, it is not a risk. But it’s a different story if someone starts [...]
Do you understand what the broadened duties and obligations are under the new Health & Safety at Work Act? Under the new Act, the PCBU has a duty of care to anyone the organisation causes to carry out work for it, whether they be an employee or the employee of someone contracted to do work.
The underlying intent of the Health and Safety at Work Act is for everyone to have an opportunity to be notified, and to notify each other, of risks to their health and safety, in order for everyone to be safe and well at the end of the working day.