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127 Safety Infringements Issued to Tech College

Friday, May 07, 2010

The Great Southern Institute of Technology in Albany has denied accusations the campus is unsafe, after it received more than 100 infringement notices from WorkSafe.

The institute was issued with 127 notices which included warnings about unsecured gas cylinders, chemical fume risks and unprotected machinery.

The managing director of the Great Southern Institute of Technology, Lydia Roslapa, says the college has a good safety record and the infringement notices did not mean staff or students were at risk.

"Every person that works here has an opportunity to put in submissions to the OHS [occupational health and safety] committee and talk to me personally, they can talk to their directors. We have representatives in every section who have five days training," she said.

Reported by ABC News

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