The winners of the prestigious 2015 WorkSafe Awards were named yesterday on the final day of Health and Safety Week.
A farmer died on Monday when he was crushed between a utility vehicle and a pole on his parents’ dairy farm at Princetown, in Victoria’s south-west.
Inadequate guarding that led to a worker severely injuring her arm has cost a major chicken processor dearly.
A farmer in his late 60s died when his quad bike overturned on a property at Murrindindi, near Yea, yesterday afternoon. He was not found until late last night.
More than 3000 people with a passion for workplace safety have so far registered to attend seminars across Victoria during the 2015 Health and Safety Week, which begins next week.
Forty-five years after Victoria’s worst workplace disaster, a group of families, friends and workers will gather today to remember the 35 construction workers who died when the Westgate Bridge collapsed.
An invention that eliminates the need for divers to cut steel piles under water, a country school which promotes farm safety, and a health program which allows older workers to carry out their duties to their full potential are among the finalists in the 2015 WorkSafe Victoria Awards.
A world leader in mental health care, an expert in dealing with major emergencies, a young sportsman who recovered from a catastrophic workplace injury to excel as an athlete, experts in pain management, and some of Victoria’s leading businesspeople are among the keynote speakers at Health and Safety Week.
A dairy company which allowed its employees to drive quad bikes with defective brakes and without wearing helmets was fined $40,000 in the Colac Magistrates’ Court last month.
The Victorian workers compensation system is in a sound financial position, according to the 2014/15 results released today by WorkSafe Victoria.
A Dingley engineering company which had been fined a total of $375,000 after three employees were injured in separate incidents had its appeal dismissed by the Court of Appeal last week.
WorkSafe Victoria is today celebrating 30 years since Victoria’s modern workers compensation scheme was established.
One of the most popular interactive tools for gaining practical information about workplace health and safety has been updated.
How safe is your workplace? That’s the question WorkSafe is encouraging employers and workers to answer in a major public awareness campaign which begins Sunday.
Statement from Marnie Williams,
Executive Director of Health of Safety, in relation to the collapsed crane at Southbank
Following the successful work to lower the crane boom today, roads around the site have been declared safe to be re-opened. VicRoads has been informed.
Work continues on the site to dismantle the remainder of the crane and the structures on which it rests.
WorkSafe continues to investigate the cause of the incident.