Farmers are being warned that a simple choice can have tragic consequences and that they must plan ahead and prioritise safety in each and every task.
The safety of young workers and apprentices will be the focus of a joint visit by WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW to Albury/Wodonga in coming weeks.
WorkSafe is urging Victorian workplaces to re-think their approach to safety following a rise in the number of fatalities at work in 2017.
Two men were killed and another suffered critical head injuries in three separate incidents at the weekend.
Victorian workplaces must do more in 2017 to prioritise safety following a horror year in which 26 people lost their lives at work.
We know that the lead-up to Christmas is busy with employers and workers rushing to complete projects and meet deadlines. But it is a horrifying fact that Victorian workers are more likely to die in November and December than any other time of the year.
The number of workplace injuries in Victoria has fallen to a record low, according to data released by WorkSafe Victoria in its 2015/16 annual report.
The decision today by the County Court to convict and fine a Melbourne sign writing company $250,000 over its role in the collapse of a wall in Swanston St in 2013 that killed three pedestrians reflects the serious nature of the charge.
WorkSafe has called on all Victorian workplaces to be vigilant about safety following the tragic death of a 24-year-old electrician at Dallas in Melbourne’s northern suburbs on Tuesday.
While the build-up to Christmas is a busy period for every workplace, it should never be a dangerous one.