Employers and workers are being urged to slow down and put safety first as Victoria enters a traditionally dangerous time of year for workplaces.
A Coolaroo recycling centre has been charged for allegedly removing guarding from a conveyor belt, leaving workers exposed to the risk of being crushed or entangled.
Two people died in two separate incidents, and a third suffered life threating injuries, in what was a dark day for workplace safety in Victoria yesterday.
Tradespeople will be warned to always check for asbestos before starting a job, in an awareness campaign that will hit airwaves next week.
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.