Sixteen new WorkSafe recruits have this week commenced an intensive fourteen-week training course as they prepare for their new roles as WorkSafe inspectors.
A total of 23 people died in Victorian workplaces last year, according to provisional figures released today by the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA).
Victorians are being urged to rethink New Year’s Eve plans involving illegal backyard fireworks displays, or risk facing fines of up to $14,761.
Two companies were fined a total of $450,000 in the County Court last week over the death of a worker who fell 40 metres when a piling rig collapsed on a Melbourne construction site in 2011.
Victorians are being urged by the Victorian WorkCover Authority to take extra care at work in the lead-up to the holiday period, following a tragic seven-week period.
Builders are being urged to pay special attention to site security when locking up for the Christmas break.
As Victoria’s retail sector heads into its busy Christmas and January sales period, employers and employees are being reminded to pay attention to workplace safety.
This is an exciting time of year as the Christmas holidays draw near and workplaces try to meet final deadlines so everyone can enjoy a well-deserved break.
The Victorian WorkCover Authority wants all Victorians to participate in Jobs At Home Day on 5 December by creating and wearing a special badge that highlights an important role they play at home.
The Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) is urging farmers to take a proactive approach to safety during the harvest season.
Victorian WorkCover Authority inspectors will be in Benalla from 1 December offering health and safety information and advice to local workplaces.
Preventing falls from heights will be a key focus of a health and safety campaign being conducted at Echuca and Moama construction sites next week.
Thought-provoking speakers will join industry leaders to explore a range of issues challenging workplaces as part of VWA Health and Safety Week, beginning in Melbourne on 20 October.
The Victorian WorkCover Authority has attributed positive 2013/14 financial results to a strong commitment to improving workplace safety from employers and workers across the state.
Victorian and NSW health and safety inspectors will be active along the Victoria and NSW border this week in an ongoing campaign to promote construction site safety in the region.