Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips launched at the weekend a new year-long WorkSafe campaign targeting musculoskeletal injuries.
A 24-hour safety blitz in Wodonga last week resulted in WorkSafe inspectors identifying 27 safety issues at 43 sites.
A Bayswater North company has been convicted and fined $200,000 after a worker was electrocuted while operating an electric press to mould rubber gaskets and seals.
Major back surgery arising from a workplace injury at 63 years of age would have left many facing forced retirement and an uncertain future, but not for David Smooker.
Serious repeat workplace safety offences have landed three companies and two individuals in court this month prompting WorkSafe to warn others to lift their game.
An unlicensed asbestos removalist has been convicted and fined $13,250 for arranging unlicensed asbestos removal, his second offence in two years.
Traralgon businesses that place workers at risk by failing to address health and safety issues are the target of a week-long WorkSafe inspection campaign, beginning today.
WorkSafe’s annual business information session program is underway with Ballarat being visited on 6 June.
More than 20 Victorian tradies a week were seriously injured on housing constructions sites last year costing the industry $17-million in medical costs, wages and other expenses.
A company director and his Epping business have been prosecuted on serious workplace health and safety charges for the second time in four years.