WorkSafe is calling on all farmers to be proactive and ensure the safety of themselves and their employees during the hay harvest season.
Latest results from WorkSafe Victoria’s free, 15-minute WorkHealth checks have revealed that blue collar workers are more likely to have high blood pressure, drink at risky levels, and be at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease than their white collar counterparts.
Senior business executive Denise Cosgrove has been appointed chief executive of WorkSafe Victoria.
More than 50 sessions promoting the benefits of health and safety in the workplace will be held across regional Victoria as part of the state’s leading safety event, Work Safe Week.
Finalists for the 24th annual WorkSafe Victoria Awards have been announced following a record number of entries in 2012.
Energy Safe Victoria and WorkSafe are warning Victorians never to use petrol generators or outdoor gas appliances inside following the death of a man in Ferntree Gully on Sunday.
WorkSafe is taking a tougher approach to its calls for Victorians to value workplace safety with an emotional public awareness advertising campaign beginning on Victorian television screens tonight.
Nearly 300 safety improvement notices* have been issued to Victorian farmers in the first six months of WorkSafe’s farm safety campaign.
The right of workers to speak up about safety without fearing for their jobs has been upheld in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, in the first discrimination conviction under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
A man has died from crushing injuries while unloading a shipping container at a Kilsyth metal fabrication business today.
WorkSafe is investigating an incident in which a worker fell more than 7m when a crane being used to build the Wonthaggi de-salination plant pipeline partially collapsed this morning.
WorkSafe Victoria has announced a solid result at its 2010/11 mid-year update, but warns that greater efforts are needed to keep the state’s workplaces safe.
The Victorian ombudsman has released its report on an investigation into record keeping and the administrative processes of WorkSafe’s claims agents.
WorkSafe has released new guidance on the use of workplace angle grinders after 31 serious workplace injuries with them over the past 12 months.