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.
A farmer in his 60s has died on a farm at Tallandoon this afternoon, after falling from a quad bike.
Sixteen new WorkSafe recruits have this week commenced an intensive fourteen-week training course as they prepare for their new roles as WorkSafe inspectors.
A total of 23 people died in Victorian workplaces last year, according to provisional figures released today by the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA).
Victorians are being urged by the Victorian WorkCover Authority to take extra care at work in the lead-up to the holiday period, following a tragic seven-week period.
This is an exciting time of year as the Christmas holidays draw near and workplaces try to meet final deadlines so everyone can enjoy a well-deserved break.
The Victorian WorkCover Authority wants all Victorians to participate in Jobs At Home Day on 5 December by creating and wearing a special badge that highlights an important role they play at home.