WorkSafe has called on all Victorian workplaces to be vigilant about safety following the tragic death of a 24-year-old electrician at Dallas in Melbourne’s northern suburbs on Tuesday.
With summer here and temperatures across the state beginning to climb, WorkSafe is reminding employers to be aware of the risks faced by their workers in times of extreme heat.
Twenty five new WorkSafe inspectors and investigators graduated yesterday from an intensive occupational health and safety (OHS) induction training program and will start work to help Victorians continue to return home safe every day.
A man working at a poultry farm at Lethbridge, near Geelong, was struck by a forklift late on Monday night. The man, aged 41, suffered a number of injuries and died at the scene.
A Laverton-based wool processing business was this week convicted and fined $75,000 in the Melbourne Magistrates Court over an incident in which a truck driver suffered significant spinal injuries.
A 76-year-old man has died on a farm at Anakie, near Geelong, yesterday.
A farmer died on Monday when he was crushed between a utility vehicle and a pole on his parents’ dairy farm at Princetown, in Victoria’s south-west.
A farmer in his late 60s died when his quad bike overturned on a property at Murrindindi, near Yea, yesterday afternoon. He was not found until late last night.
A world leader in mental health care, an expert in dealing with major emergencies, a young sportsman who recovered from a catastrophic workplace injury to excel as an athlete, experts in pain management, and some of Victoria’s leading businesspeople are among the keynote speakers at Health and Safety Week.
A dairy company which allowed its employees to drive quad bikes with defective brakes and without wearing helmets was fined $40,000 in the Colac Magistrates’ Court last month.
One of the most popular interactive tools for gaining practical information about workplace health and safety has been updated.
How safe is your workplace? That’s the question WorkSafe is encouraging employers and workers to answer in a major public awareness campaign which begins Sunday.
WorkSafe Victoria’s new Executive Director of Health and Safety, Marnie Williams, has this week joined the organisation’s leadership group, heading up the health and safety business unit.
WorkSafe Victoria will conduct more than 100 workplace inspections in the Moe, Newborough and Trafalgar area later this month as part of its ongoing Safe Towns campaign.
It is a well-known fact that agriculture is a high-risk profession. What is less well known is that farmers are far more likely to die at work than workers in any other industry.