The ETU has made an official complaint with WorkCover after receiving correspondence from Kevin Young. Mr Young’s response to Sydney Water’s legal responsibilities is abhorrent. The Work Health and Safety Regulations place an obligation on Sydney Water to perform health monitoring and keep health monitoring records where employees’ have been exposed to hazardous chemicals, lead and asbestos.
Following Workcovers intervention Sydney Water has committed to any Workers who want to attend a medical examination through Quality Occupational Health at Merrylands can do so. Sydney Water will inform workers how this will occur.
If any worker has concerns about exposure to chemicals they can discuss it with the Doctor at Quality Occupational Health and he/she will determine if any further tests are required.
Sydney Water will be provided with a health report relating to any work related health issues that are determined by the doctor at Quality Occupational Health at Merrylands.
Workers are entitled to a copy of the full health report. It is suggested that you request a copy of the report at the time of the appointment.
In the meantime WorkCover will continue to liaise with Sydney Water in terms of worker exposure and the establishment of health monitoring records.