Warrnambool businesses have been put on notice to address safety failings after a one-week blitz found almost 130 breaches.
Dangerous scaffolding, unsafe work at height and inadequate temporary fencing were just some of the 90 safety breaches WorkSafe inspectors found on housing construction sites across western Victoria last month.
The daily struggles of an injured worker trying to get back to work are the centrepiece of a new WorkSafe campaign aimed at promoting the benefits of returning to work as soon as it is safe to do so.
WorkSafe has launched a major new campaign today to help injured workers get back on their feet and back to work.
Warrnambool businesses will be the target of a week-long workplace safety blitz.
There’s still time to create your badge in time for Jobs At Home Day this Friday 15 February.
Friday February 15 is Jobs at Home Day – a community initiative that recognises the importance of safety at work, by celebrating the jobs we do at home.
WorkSafe is calling on the housing construction industry to make sure their sites and work practices are up to scratch ahead of a safety blitz early next month.
One worker is injured every 18 minutes at workplaces around
“November and December are the deadliest times of the year for workplace fatalities, so don’t drop your guard before Christmas.” That’s the message to every Victorian employer and worker from WorkSafe, which is striving for a fatality-free countdown to the end of the year.
An image of a man with his hand trapped in a mincer has gone up on billboards around
WorkSafe will soon target businesses in Sydney Road in a week-long blitz on uninsured employers.
WorkSafe inspectors issued more than 75 improvement notices to Swan Hill businesses during their ‘Safe Towns’ inspection blitz last week.
WorkSafe has started its housing construction safety blitz, with five suburban and regional areas to be targeted in a series of coordinated visits.