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.
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.
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.
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.
A psychiatrist who told the VWA his patient was sicker than she was in order to prolong her stay in hospital so he could receive further payments was last week sentenced to six months in prison (wholly suspended for nine months) and ordered to pay almost $50,000 in fines and restitution.
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.
Health professionals play a critical role in getting injured workers back on the job, a recent survey has found.
WorkSafe is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an 84 year-old woman following an incident at a Horsham hospital on Monday afternoon.
An osteopath has been convicted and fined $16,000 after pleading guilty to fraudulently obtaining payments from WorkSafe.