Victorian businesses have been recognised for their achievements in health and safety, return to work and health and wellbeing across all industries at the Victorian WorkCover Authority 25th annual WorkSafe Awards announced today.
As the busy harvest season draws closer, farmers and grain growers are being urged to make safety the most important part of their planning, WorkSafe Health and Safety General Manager, Lisa Sturzenegger said today.
Finalists for the 25th annual WorkSafe Victoria Awards have been announced, showcasing outstanding commitment, leadership and innovation in workplace health, safety and return to work.
Dangerous winds across Victoria today and tomorrow are a warning to builders, sub-contractors, event organisers and outdoor workers to ensure loose materials at their worksites are secure.
More than 40 seminars will take place across regional Victoria this year as part of Victoria’s leading safety event, Work Safe Week.
Precast concrete panels have become popular for many types of building projects but the risks associated with their use should not be underestimated.
More than 460 farms are now safer, following a 12-month campaign by WorkSafe inspectors to help identify and eradicate the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in agricultural workplaces.
A man has died this morning while working on an orchard in Wemen, 100km south of Mildura.
A 25-year-old electrician died while working on a house renovation in the Gippsland town of Yallourn North yesterday.
WorkSafe is on site of an incident in Caulfield South, where it appears that part of a building has collapsed.
Builders, sub-contractors and other outdoor workers should ensure their worksites are safe and secure before strong winds hit Victoria tomorrow.
Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips has congratulated the first of eight finalists who have been nominated as leaders in workplace health and safety and will contest the WorkSafe Awards in October this year.
Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips today unveiled a graphic and confronting public awareness campaign, developed by WorkCover, that highlights the consequences experienced by two young people who receive terrible injuries at work.
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.
Passionate people and innovative organisations making positive differences in workplaces are being urged to enter this year’s WorkSafe Awards.