New Federal Safety Commissioner announced

Mr Jeff Willing has been appointed as the new Federal Safety Commissioner following the recent retirement of Ms Helen Marshall.

Mr Willing has worked in a number of areas of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, most recently in the Building Industry Branch, and brings to the position a working knowledge of the issues facing the building and construction industry.

In accepting his appointment, Mr Willing said that he is committed to working collaboratively with stakeholders in the building and construction industry to improve its OHS performance.

“As one of the largest purchasers of building and construction work nationally, the Australian Government is committed to being a model client and influencing OHS outcomes for the industry”, Mr Willing said.

Mr Willing cited the recent accreditation of the 200th company and almost 400 projects covered by the Scheme as a strong indicator of the positive influence that the Scheme has brought to the industry.

Mr Willing also thanked Helen Marshall for her dedication and commitment to the position of Federal Safety Commissioner and her efforts towards achieving a building and construction industry where no one is harmed.