Farm injury claims fell by more than 14 per cent in the past 12 months and are now at a 10-year low, according to new figures released today by the Victorian WorkCover Authority.
Businesses and employees with innovative ideas that have contributed to safer workplaces still have time to enter the prestigious VWA Health and Safety Awards.
Construction companies have been warned to prepare for gale force winds across Victoria today as an intense low pressure system crosses the state.
Understanding the benefits of the new Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (WIRC Act) will be one of the key topics at employer education workshops being held across Victoria from this week.
- Record low safety results
- Continued strong financial sustainability
- Positive trends for return to work
The Victorian WorkCover Authority is advising workplaces in the Latrobe Valley to take steps to reduce the impact of bushfire and coal fire smoke on their staff, as fires continue to affect air quality in the region.
With temperatures predicted to reach above 40 degrees Celsius across much of the state this week, Victorians are reminded to protect themselves against heat-related illness and injuries at work, Victorian WorkCover Authority Health and Safety Director Jarrod Edwards said today.
WorkSafe inspectors began visiting retail stores across Victoria this week to remind shop owners and their staff about safety during the busy Christmas and New Year sales rush.
An online information resource for dealing with asbestos in Victoria was today launched for home owners, businesses, industry and other members of the community.
The brightest and best from the five insurance agents committed to supporting and serving Victoria’s injured workers were honoured at a ceremony in Melbourne last night.
With the festive season rapidly approaching and most Victorians looking forward to a well-earned summer break, it’s important that safety remains a priority in our workplaces.
As the festive season draws near, Victorians are being asked to keep safety at work uppermost in their minds.
Victorian businesses have been recognised for their achievements in health and safety, return to work and health and wellbeing across all industries at the Victorian WorkCover Authority 25th annual WorkSafe Awards announced today.
Finalists for the 25th annual WorkSafe Victoria Awards have been announced, showcasing outstanding commitment, leadership and innovation in workplace health, safety and return to work.
Dangerous winds across Victoria today and tomorrow are a warning to builders, sub-contractors, event organisers and outdoor workers to ensure loose materials at their worksites are secure.