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NAME & SHAME UNSAFE BOSSES

More than 3,000 workers in Canberra are seriously injured each year, and no way for anyone to know which employers and companies are unsafe. 

That's why unions are calling for the establishment of a public register to name and shame companies and employers who callously disregard the safety of their workers.

The creation of a public register would fulfill a key recommendation from the landmark construction safety report, Getting Home Safely. The recommendation stated:

Recommendation 20: Infringement Notices should be published to ensure that the public is aware of malfeasance and has the opportunity to take their future business elsewhere to safer companies.

Since the 2012 Getting Home Safely report, construction injuries have continued to rise, and serious injuries across the entire private sector workforce have increased by 4 percent.

A public register of employers subject to infringement notices and other work safety law violations would empower workers, and give greater information for consumers who want to shop with safe businesses.

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Add your name to say "we need a public register of unsafe companies and employers in Canberra."

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Work safety in Canberra is bad and getting worse.

The ACT is the second most dangerous jurisdiction in Australia to work.

On an industry basis, the ACT continues to show some of the worst workplace injury rates in Australia, with several industries getting worse

Canberra is the most dangerous place in Australia to be a construction worker, or a worker in the electricity & gas sector, healthcare, social assistance sector, retail or arts & recreation (which includes clubs and the casino).

Rates of serious injury in the ACT during the most recent reporting period are at 3.5 serious claims per 1000 employees, compared to the Australian average of 2.8 serious claims.

 In the same period, WorkSafe ACT recorded a decrease in the number of compliance activities (down an average of 84 percent) compared to 2014, the year before it was merged into Access Canberra.

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