Key quotes from Rebecca Casson, CEO Master Builders Victoria:

  • “On behalf of Master Builders, I am pleased to participate on the implementation taskforce for the Victorian Government’s introduction of workplace fatalities laws, but caution that practical and fair solutions to improve safety outcomes must be the outcome of the taskforce.”
  • “Master Builders welcomes the intention of the Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy to consult with a broad range of stakeholders on the introduction of workplace fatalities laws”.

The Victorian State Government announced today that the CEO of Master Builders Victoria, Rebecca Casson, will be appointed to the implementation taskforce to introduce workplace fatalities laws.

The new Implementation Taskforce will be led by former Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins, and comprises members from unions, business and victims’ families.

“Master Builders agrees that one workplace fatality is too many,” said Master Builders Victoria CEO, Rebecca Casson.

“The key issue is ensuring that fair and pragmatic safety solutions are achieved, that have real impacts on performance in the workplace.”

“Master Builders will advocate on the taskforce for reforms that avoid disproportionate impacts on officers and businesses and maintain appropriate accountability for behaviour in the workplace.”

“Master Builders looks forward to working with the taskforce and stakeholders across our community to be part of an equitable and practical safety solution,” Ms Casson said.

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