SafetyNet 539

Welcome to the July 1 edition of SafetyNet. It's hard to believe we are exactly half way into 2020 - it has been a strange and worrisome year!

Today is a historic day for occupational health and safety: Workplace Manslaughter is now a criminal offence in Victoria. This is a great achievement and something the VTHC, together with our affiliates and families of deceased workers, have campaigned on for years. VTHC Secretary, Luke Hilakari, said "Today, my thoughts are with Lana Cormie, Dave and Janine Brownlee, and countless others who’ve worked so hard to get us to this historic moment. I hope they can take some comfort from the enactment of these laws. I hope they know their efforts will save workers’ lives." See details below. 

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