Traralgon businesses that place workers at risk by failing to address health and safety issues are the target of a week-long WorkSafe inspection campaign, beginning today.
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.
WorkSafe inspectors issued almost 60 improvement notices to domestic construction businesses working in Melbourne’s east last week in a bid to reduce the number of workplace injuries.
WorkSafe and Swan Hill Inc are hosting a safety information session ahead of a workplace inspection blitz on Swan Hill small businesses from 17-21 September.
A 24-hour safety blitz in Wodonga last week resulted in WorkSafe inspectors identifying 27 safety issues at 43 sites.
WorkSafe inspectors will visit small businesses in Shepparton in August to check on health and safety compliance as part of an ongoing campaign across regional Victoria.
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.
Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips launched at the weekend a new year-long WorkSafe campaign targeting musculoskeletal injuries.