We know that the lead-up to Christmas is busy with employers and workers rushing to complete projects and meet deadlines. But it is a horrifying fact that Victorian workers are more likely to die in November and December than any other time of the year.
While the build-up to Christmas is a busy period for every workplace, it should never be a dangerous one.
There is never any rest for the farming community. Rain, hail or shine, there is always something of importance that has to be done.
With the festive season rapidly approaching and most Victorians looking forward to a well-earned summer break, it’s important that safety remains a priority in our workplaces.
WorkSafe is continuing to investigate the collapse of the wall which killed three people at a construction site in Swanston St, Carlton on 28 March, 2013.
The Victorian ombudsman has released its report on an investigation into record keeping and the administrative processes of WorkSafe’s claims agents.