Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 06 Hansard (Friday, 27 June 2008) . . Page.. 2388 ..
(1) Comcare does not inspect ACT Government premises in regards to Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) issues. ACT WorkCover undertakes inspections in accordance with its legislative responsibility and issues notices should they deem it appropriate. ACT Workcover would have details of its inspections.
(2) No. ACT Health is responsible for ensuring that this is done in accordance with the Public Interest Disclosure (PID) policy and legislation.
(3) No. ACT Health is responsible for meeting these obligations in accordance with the PID and OH&S policy and legislation.
(4) Comcare is the workers compensation insurer for the whole of the ACT Government. ACT Health cannot speak for Comcare. ACT Health considers all relevant advice. ACT Health policies expressly forbid bullying, harassment, discrimination and reprisal.
(5) This is a matter for ACT Health to determine in accordance with PID and OH&S policy and legislation.
(6) Action taken is done so in accordance with the PID policy and legislation.
(7) ACT Health is responsible for meeting obligations in accordance with PID and OH&S policy and legislation. The PID Act does not specify a period of incapacity. All ACT Health injuries are reported to the ACT Health Injury Prevention and Management Unit (IP&M). All incident notifications are forwarded to the Chief Ministers Department (CMD). Copies of notifications are held by the reporter, their supervisor, IP&M and CMD. Injuries resulting in seven days incapacity are reported directly to ACT Work Cover by the relevant manager as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1989.
(8) ACT Health is not aware of any such instances.
(9) The PID Act contains no provision for “inspections”.
(10) ACT Health at all times seeks to comply with this requirement.
(11) ACT Health is not aware of instances where the Chief Executive or the Injury and Prevention Management Unit have not complied with the intentions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1989, including section 210. ACT Health and its Injury Prevention and Management Unit encourage consultation as stated in ACT Public Service Injury Prevention Agreement section 5, which is in accordance with subsection 37(3), of the Occupational Health and Safety ACT 1989, as modified by the Public Sector Management Act 1994.
ACT Health—occupational health and safety
(Question No 2046)
Mrs Burke asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 6 May 2008 (redirected to the Acting Chief Minister):
(1) Has the Chief Minister’s Department (CMD) responded, in accordance with the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1994 (PID Act) and the Occupational Health and Safety