A labour hire company that specialises in providing backpacker workers to the fruit packing industry was yesterday convicted and fined $60,000 over an incident in which a worker was scalped by a conveyer belt.
Victorian workplaces must do more in 2017 to prioritise safety following a horror year in which 26 people lost their lives at work.
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 confronting public awareness campaign that highlights the risks associated with quad bike use has been launched by WorkSafe Victoria.
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.
Almost 130 businesses and individuals were fined a record amount by the Victorian courts in 2015-16 for breaching OHS laws.
Victorian farmers are being encouraged to take part in a $6 million rebate scheme to help reduce quad bike deaths in Victoria.
A man has died after the quad bike he was driving rolled and crushed him at a dairy farm in Victoria's south-west on Sunday.
The recent deaths of three men in three days in separate farm incidents are terrible tragedies, and our thoughts are with their families, friends and communities as they mourn their loss.
WorkSafe is calling on all farmers to make safety their absolute priority following a horror period in which three men died in separate farming incidents over the past three days.
A farming company was last week prosecuted and fined $450,000 following an incident in which a 15-year-old boy was killed after the forklift he was driving rolled and crushed him.
A man has died after falling from a height at a business in Dimboola, in western Victoria on Tuesday.
Farmers are far more likely to die at work than any other Victorian worker.
That simple but shocking fact is at the heart of a compelling new public awareness campaign to be launched next week.