A Footscray warehouse operator was convicted and fined $50,000 in the County Court following a successful appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions over an incident in which a truck driver was injured by a falling 185kg wool bale.
We know that the lead-up to Christmas is busy with employers and workers rushing to complete projects and meet deadlines. But it is a horrifying fact that Victorian workers are more likely to die in November and December than any other time of the year.
Workers and employers must put safety first in the busy lead-up to Christmas to prevent workplace fatalities.
An injured worker who underwent multiple surgeries in his determination to get back to work, a Victoria Police employee who fought for a healthier office for colleagues, and a robotics company that invented a safer system for cutting large carcasses were among the winners of the 2016 WorkSafe Awards.
A construction company was found guilty by a County Court jury of an incident in which a carpenter survived a fall of almost three metres down an unguarded stairwell void at a construction site in Doncaster in 2011.
Twenty-eight Victorian businesses, health and safety representatives and individuals are finalists in the 2016 WorkSafe Awards.
Young workers are particularly vulnerable to workplace injuries and employers should prioritise safety discussions and training to reduce their risk of injury.
Seventeen recruits have completed an intensive training course and graduated as Occupational Health and Safety and Return to Work inspectors.
Statement by Chief Executive Clare Amies:
Today the Ombudsman handed down her report into the Management of Complex Compensation Claims in Victoria and WorkSafe’s Oversight.
A confronting public awareness campaign that highlights the risks associated with quad bike use has been launched by WorkSafe Victoria.
Triple premiership player and former Geelong captain Cameron Ling has been named ambassador of WorkSafe Health and Safety Month.
WorkSafe Victoria and the Victorian Farmers Federation have today released further details in relation to the Victorian Government’s $6 million quad bike safety rebate scheme.
Strong winds forecast to hit the state later today have prompted a call to builders to ensure their construction sites are appropriately secured.
An Ocean Grove plastering company was this week convicted and fined $25,000 over an incident in which a subcontractor suffered severe spinal injuries after falling from a work platform.
Victorians are encouraged to have their say on changes being proposed to Victoria’s OHS regulations.