WorkSafe construction inspectors are staging a pre-Christmas blitz of domestic housing sites in Melbourne’s west from 8 December.
A country council has been ordered by a Geelong magistrate to stage a health and safety expo for local farmers, contractors and businesses after a worker reversed a truck into power lines causing it to catch fire.
To coincide with Asbestos Awareness Week, WorkSafe is reminding employers and workers of the need to focus on good work practices to prevent people inhaling fibres.
A labour hire company has been convicted and fined $50,000 over an incident that left a worker with serious injuries after his arm was crushed in a machine.
A Colac company that received more than 100 safety improvement notices over less than a decade has been convicted and fined $70,000 for failing to comply with a safety improvement notice and having an unguarded machine which injured a worker.
A free WorkSafe workshop to help employers understand the benefits of an early and sustainable return to work for injured workers is being held next Tuesday at Dandenong.
The deaths of two farmers in less than a week and the hospitalisation of two farm workers with life-threatening injuries has prompted WorkSafe to issue an urgent call for those working on farms to remain extra vigilant.
A Geelong business which failed to properly guard machines resulting in three workers suffering serious injuries within months has today been convicted and fined $160,000.
A Reservoir bricklaying company which potentially risked a collapse at a Prahran construction site by overloading scaffolding by more than double the safe limit has today been convicted and fined $100,000.
A week after Victorian workplaces were confirmed as Australia’s safest, WorkSafe has launched a campaign urging safety improvements before an inspector visits.