Workplaces reminded to remain vigilant in November

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WorkSafe has issued a reminder to all workplaces to keep safety a high priority in the lead-up to the festive season.

WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that last November had been a particularly bad month in terms of work-related deaths.

"Five Western Australians died over a period of less than three weeks in work-related incidents during November last year," Mr McCulloch said.

"As we head towards the end of the year and the festive season, it is timely to remind both employers and workers of the need to be vigilant where workplace safety is concerned.

"Both employers and workers can feel pressured to complete projects or tasks before taking a break for the festive season, but safe work practices should not be sacrificed in the process.

"Trying to get things done quickly can result in a lack of attention to detail, and one moment of inattention can easily lead to tragedy, with the impact being felt throughout the workplace, family and friends and the community."

Further information on workplace safety and health can be obtained by telephoning WorkSafe on 1300 307877 or on the website at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/.

Media contact:
Caroline De Vaney
9327 8744 or 0408 927563 (media enquiries only).
caroline.devaney@commerce.wa.gov.au
Follow @WorkSafeWA on Twitter.

WorkSafe
Media release
26 Oct 2012

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