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.
WorkSafe Victoria is aware of an incident at a factory in New Gisborne which has left a male worker with a facial injury.
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.
A major dairy company was convicted and fined $35,000 following an incident in which a worker had a finger severed in a cheese shredding machine.
Two companies have received fines totalling $160,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm became trapped in a conveyor at a fertiliser factory.
A worker has received serious injuries to her arms after they became trapped in a food processing machine at a manufacturing plant in Shepparton early this morning.
A Somerton boat company has been found guilty and fined $275,000 over the death of a worker in December 2011.
A Gippsland meat processing company has been found guilty over the death of a worker who was crushed while cleaning a machine in its slaughter room.
A labour hire company has been ordered to spend $200,000 improving safety on its clients’ machines after a worker was dragged hip-deep into inadequately guarded rollers, resulting in serious pelvic and ankle injuries.
A Montmorency agricultural manufacturing company has been convicted and fined $140,000 over an incident which killed a worker who was struck on the head by a metal rod.
WorkSafe Victoria’s campaign against dangerous machines continues with an East Geelong company fined $55,000 today after a worker was dragged hip-deep into a machine causing serious pelvic and ankle injuries.