New WorkSafe Commissioner appointed

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Safety and health representative

In December 2018  Mr Darren Kavanagh was appointed the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner.

Mr Kavanagh commences this role with a high level of knowledge and experience gained from more than 20 years working in occupational safety and health, in both National and State legislative jurisdictions.  

His extensive career in occupational safety and health has included appointment as a member of the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) and COSH subcommittees for several years commencing in 2004.

Most recently, Mr Kavanagh worked within the Federal Department of Defence as Assistant Director Estate Management and Planning.  During his ten years at Defence, he also held roles as the Risk and Compliance Manager for South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia; and Work Health and Safety Manager.

The Department welcomes Mr Kavanagh to the role, and looks forward to a strong and successful relationship in protecting the safety and health of workers in Western Australia.

Further information

Ministerial Media statement: The McGowan Government is pleased to announce that Darren Kavanagh has been appointed the State's WorkSafe Commissioner.

WorkSafe
Media release
18 Dec 2018

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