A division of a major Australasian forestry company had its fine for workplace safety breaches nearly doubled on appeal in the County Court this morning.
An Australian food manufacturer has been fined $60,000 over an incident that left a worker with a severed finger after it was caught in a machine.
A company which pleaded guilty to two workplace safety charges which led to the collapse of a scaffold in Prahran in 2009 has been convicted and fined $170,000.
WorkSafe inspectors will visit small businesses in South Geelong and Breakwater next month to check on health and safety compliance as part of an ongoing campaign across regional Victoria.
WorkSafe is warning builders, sub-contractors and other outdoor workers to ensure sites are not exposed to the risk of structural collapse and falling branches in strong winds today.
WorkSafe has urged people in areas hit by floods in northern Victoria to carefully plan recovery work to reduce the chance of injury.
The winner of the 2011 WorkSafe Return to Work Coordinator Excellence award will present at a free workshop in Preston next week (29th March) as part on an ongoing effort to help get injured workers back to work.
Online shopping and more conventional deliveries to shops, other business and building sites are taking their toll on Victoria’s delivery drivers.
A truck driver who continued to receive compensation benefits for a workplace injury but took up work elsewhere has been ordered to repay almost $27,000 and perform 100 hours of unpaid community work.
A WorkSafe campaign targeting health and safety compliance in Bendigo last week found room for improvement after inspectors handed out 117 notices requiring businesses to act on breaches.