Episode 7.2: Peter Clark

Friday, 10 May 2024 - 8:30pm

  The COTI podcasts are sponsored by the Concrete Gang in cooperation with 3CR Community Radio. 
 For a full list of episodes and access to all links, visit www.3cr.org.au/coti

  Series 7, Episode 2:
 Ralph interviews recently retired CFMEU OHS Asbestos Expert Peter Clark about his stint in the industry, with a particular focus on what drew him to the black-and-white nature of Health and Safety. From humble beginnings as a maintenance fitter and turner to his transition to unionism, they discuss the chalk 'n' cheese jobs in Melbourne City from a safety perspective, the shenanigans (good and bad), Peter's perspective on WorkSafe, WorkCover, common sense and standard practice over the years, and heaps more.

 Content Warning: this episode contains discussion of workplace incidents, fatalities, and near-misses.

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Creatures of the Industry
Sunday 9:30am to 10:00am
A project by the Concrete Gang, recording the history of the building and construction industry in Melbourne since the 1960s, as remembered by those who built this city and helped establish the industrial landscape we work in today.


Ralph Edwards