30 Oct 2020 News

Applications open for Workplace Incidents Consultative Committee

Victorians who have been affected by a serious workplace incident are invited to directly shape important workplace safety reforms and initiatives as part of the newly formed Workplace Incidents Consultative Committee.
Expressions of interest are invited from Victorians who have been affected by workplace fatalities, serious injuries and serious illness to participate and help strengthen the voices of those who have faced the trauma and ongoing challenges of losing a loved one or suffering a serious injury or illness on the job.

Participants will provide advice to the Minister for Workplace Safety on how best to support injured workers and their families, prevent serious workplace incidents and make Victorian workplaces safer.

This new committee is being established as part of the tough new workplace manslaughter laws that were introduced one year ago today and came into effect on 1 July 2020.

It was developed in close consultation with families to empower those affected by serious workplace incidents to advocate for change.

I encourage any eligible Victorian interested in being a part of this committee to submit their interest online before 22 November by clicking here.