More than 20 Victorian tradies a week were seriously injured on housing constructions sites last year costing the industry $17-million in medical costs, wages and other expenses.
Serious repeat workplace safety offences have landed three companies and two individuals in court this month prompting WorkSafe to warn others to lift their game.
Major back surgery arising from a workplace injury at 63 years of age would have left many facing forced retirement and an uncertain future, but not for David Smooker.
Focus on a worker’s skills and experience and not their injury is the message an injured truck driver wants to get out to employers looking to hire new staff.
A veteran surgeon who is educating his peers on mainstream workplaces, a major dairy company and a Melbourne council have been given Champion status by WorkSafe Victoria.
WorkSafe inspectors are finding high risk construction work being performed on up to 20 construction sites every week without a suitable safety plan which can help save lives, prevent injuries and get work done more efficiently.
A WorkCover team of safety inspectors will visit housing construction sites across Victoria in a 12-month campaign named ‘Operation SafeSite’.
Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips launched at the weekend a new year-long WorkSafe campaign targeting musculoskeletal injuries.
A trolley collection company was convicted and fined $200,000 today after the death of elderly man who was run over by a reversing vehicle at a shopping centre loading dock.