Two workers have died within 24 hours, one is still missing and another has been transported to hospital with life threatening injuries in a series of horrific workplace incidents across the state.
WorkSafe is issuing an urgent call for businesses and workers to remain extra vigilant in the lead up to the busy Christmas period following a horror two weeks where seven workers died in tragic circumstances.
WorkSafe inspectors will visit workplaces as part of a six month blitz targeting the way workers operate machinery in a bid to reduce hazardous manual handling injuries.
To coincide with Asbestos Awareness Week, WorkSafe is reminding employers and workers of the need to focus on good work practices to prevent people inhaling fibres.
Victorian building sites need to be well secured before the annual Christmas/New Year shutdown, WorkSafe warns.
The death of a man at Mulgrave as a result of an explosion outside his home this morning should shock all Victorians into taking immediate action to make their workplaces and equipment as safe as possible.
A man has died in remote country in the Otways after a tree fell on him this afternoon.
WorkSafe wants businesses returning from holidays to make safety a priority on their new year’s resolutions list after 25 people died on the job in 2011.
WorkSafe Chief Executive, Greg Tweedly, has announced he will not seek a new three year contract today after nine years in the role.
A free workshop aimed at providing employers with the tools and tips they need to help keep injured workers motivated during the return to work process will be held on 15 March.
The prosecution of a woman who went back to work after suffering a back injury, but kept claiming workers’ compensation benefits has prompted a WorkSafe call to do things the right way.
WorkSafe Victoria has announced solid results for the first half of 2011-12, saying the Victorian economy would benefit from further reductions in work-related injuries and illness.
Online shopping and more conventional deliveries to shops, other business and building sites are taking their toll on Victoria’s delivery drivers.
WorkSafe is warning builders, sub-contractors and other outdoor workers to ensure sites are not exposed to the risk of structural collapse and falling branches in strong winds today.
Heavy fines have been imposed in a series of WorkSafe prosecutions after serious incidents for construction industry safety failings.