Victorians risk fines of up to $10,000 if they are caught possessing or using fireworks.
WorkSafe inspectors have started visiting retail clothing stores across the state to ensure workplace safety remains a priority during the pre-Christmas rush and sales in the New Year.
Builders should ensure their sites are well secured before shutting down over Christmas.
The death of three workers in four days has prompted WorkSafe to issue an urgent plea for workplaces to make safety their priority in the lead-up to the end of year break.
One worker is injured every 18 minutes at workplaces around
“November and December are the deadliest times of the year for workplace fatalities, so don’t drop your guard before Christmas.” That’s the message to every Victorian employer and worker from WorkSafe, which is striving for a fatality-free countdown to the end of the year.
An image of a man with his hand trapped in a mincer has gone up on billboards around
WorkSafe statistics reveal almost 450 body parts have been amputated from Victorian workers by common types of machinery used in Victorian workplaces over the last five years.
Latest results from WorkSafe Victoria’s free, 15-minute WorkHealth checks have revealed that blue collar workers are more likely to have high blood pressure, drink at risky levels, and be at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease than their white collar counterparts.
A worker receiving compensation benefits for a back injury while working in a caryard has been ordered to repay more than $55,000 and perform 350 hours of unpaid community work.
Senior business executive Denise Cosgrove has been appointed chief executive of WorkSafe Victoria.
WorkSafe has launched an investigation into a serious incident in The Patch, in Melbourne's outer east, yesterday afternoon.
A jam-packed program to help promote the benefits of health and safety in the workplace will kick off later this month as part of Victoria’s leading safety event, Work Safe Week.
Finalists for the 24th annual WorkSafe Victoria Awards have been announced following a record number of entries in 2012.