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On notice over safety

WORKSAFE will embark on a ‘targeted enforcement drive’ on injury reporting in the coming months following several recent legislative breaches.

While employers have an obligation to report certain injuries to WorkSafe, recent court cases have resulted in the enforcement drive, which is aimed at heightening awareness of reporting requirements.

“The reporting of injuries is a vital part of the occupational safety and health system in WA, and I urge employers to make reporting an important part of their business practices,” WorkSafe acting executive director Nina Lyhne said.

“Failure to report injuries can carry hefty penalties and employers need to be aware of their reporting obligations.

“We have serious concerns with the current lack of reporting and any employer or principle employer who breaches this part of the act can expect to be subject to prosecution.”

To find out if an injury in your workplace falls into this category, go to worksafe.com.au

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