New Friends -Australian Council of Trade Unions
Today I met with the staff from the Australia Council of Trade Unions and Work Safe Victoria (our equivalent to OSHA).
I was welcomed warmly and was happy to share stories about TURA and how by getting workers involved in the TUR process so we can create safer work places. Though I did not have quantitative dollar amount saved in workman’s compensation claims and a direct correlation between TURA and a reduced percentage of cases of cancer, we all agreed that if we can reduce the amount of carcinogens used in the workplace and the amount of carcinogenic byproducts produced, it’s reasonable to deduce that the risk of workplace related cancer is likely to eventually be reduced.
Stay tuned to this blog for more insight from Lucy from her meetings and travels in Australia .