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.
Small businesses in Bairnsdale have received the highest number of improvement notices in a regional area as part of a WorkSafe campaign cracking down on workplace health and safety breaches.
The County Court has re-imposed a conviction and fine imposed last year against the director of a Springvale construction business which failed to comply with safety improvement notices.
There is room for improvement for businesses across the state after WorkSafe issued more than 2000 improvement notices as part of a crackdown on workplace health and safety breaches.
Changes to WorkSafe’s Agents Panel have resulted in some injured workers claims management being transferred from CGU and GIO.
New Awards structure offers more opportunities for individuals and businesses
Businesses or workers who are making a difference to safety, health and wellbeing and return to work in their workplace are being given the opportunity to be recognised more than ever before.
Strong winds overnight caused damage across much of Victoria prompting a WorkSafe warning for planning and care during today’s clean up.
WorkSafe Victoria has today announced the panel of Agents to manage its premium and claims from 1 July 2011.
The state’s best in workplace safety, health and return to work have been recognised in the annual WorkSafe Awards.