From the desk of the CEO

Thursday, 23 August, 2012 - 10:00
Industry news

Hello all and welcome to another edition of Round-up. This week there is a fantastic opportunity for our members to provide input and comment into the proposed national WHS regulations in Western Australian Workplaces. As important stakeholders in the WHS harmonisation process, it is important that you as SIA members contribute to this public comment period if you work in, or with, businesses in Western Australia. The details of the public comment period, including an issues paper is provided in the article below. I encourage all members interested in this issue to contribute to the consultation process. Note that the closing date for public comment in this process is Friday 12th October.

I had the pleasure last week of attending the ACT and SA Branch Annual Meeting, as well as providing an opportunity to meet new members and catch up with long term SIA members. I announced the SIA board awarded Mark McCabe, WorkSafe ACT Commissioner with ‘honorary fellow’ grading for his continuous commitment to WHS and ongoing support of the SIA.

Next week is the 20th Anniversary "Visions" Occupational Health and Safety Conference 29-31 August 2012, with a preceding welcome function for delegates on the evening of 28 August. It’s not too late to book for this event, so come to Queensland for a dose of warmer weather than we are experiencing in the south of the country! I hope to see you there.