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.
A company was convicted and fined $250,000 in the County Court this week over the death of a driver who died when a loading ramp he was standing on collapsed at an abattoir in Stawell.
A farmer has died on a cattle farm at Kergunyah today, after falling from a quad bike.
WorkSafe Victoria has issued an urgent call for renewed vigilance by the farming community following the deaths of two men working with tractors on Sunday.
WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of a self-employed diesel mechanic on his property in Edenhope on Sunday afternoon.
More than 100,000 country footballers and netballers across the state are set for battle from this weekend when sirens blare to launch the 2015 football and netball seasons.
The owner of a mushroom growing operation was fined $50,000 in Bendigo Magistrates court last month over a gas explosion that left a worker with serious burns.
Bass Coast businesses can expect a knock at the door later next month when teams of WorkSafe inspectors head to the region for a week to educate and encourage compliance with health and safety laws.
Farms and vineyards are being advised to review their safety systems and machine guarding as the busy grape harvesting season throughout regional Victoria intensifies.