Free workplace safety webinar for small businesses and workers

WorkCover NSW conducted today a free workplace safety webinar for small businesses and workers to help them understand the recent changes in work health and safety laws.

This webinar is part of WorkCover’s program which aims to support NSW business, industry and workers in adjusting to the new laws. The webinar will cover how the new legislation applies to small businesses and what they need to know and consider.

John Watson, General Manager of WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division said that it was vital for small business owners and their workers to understand their obligations under the new work health and safety laws.

“On 1 January 2012 new work health and safety laws commenced in NSW as part of harmonised national laws,” said Mr Watson.

“WorkCover recognises the challenges small businesses face in addressing work health and safety in their workplaces.

“The webinar will provide an opportunity for small business owners and workers adjusting to the new laws to ask questions and seek clarification on how they affect their workplace.

“The webinars are very popular, and because all you need is an internet connection, they are perfect for time-poor small business owners.

Those who were not able to participate in today’s webinar can register for a repeat webinar on 20 June from 10.00am – 11.00am.

“Given the demand from regional small businesses for information on the new laws, WorkCover will host the webinar again in three weeks’ time,” he said.

As an additional incentive, small business owners who have 20 or less full-time employees may also be eligible to claim a Small Business Rebate of up to $ 500 to be used in purchasing and installing safety equipment after attending the webinar.

Interested participants are encouraged to visit the WorkCover website or call 13 10 50 for more information.

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