The right of workers to speak up about safety without fearing for their jobs has been upheld in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, in the first discrimination conviction under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
Nearly 300 safety improvement notices* have been issued to Victorian farmers in the first six months of WorkSafe’s farm safety campaign.
WorkSafe is taking a tougher approach to its calls for Victorians to value workplace safety with an emotional public awareness advertising campaign beginning on Victorian television screens tonight.
A man is appealing to the County Court against a 21-month prison sentence after being convicted of workers compensation fraud.
Fines totalling $260,000 have been imposed on two gold mining companies after a December 2007 underground explosion led to 10 workers being taken to hospital after miners were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide.
Two men who assaulted, threatened and intimidated WorkSafe inspectors have received suspended prison sentences after being prosecuted by WorkSafe
A husband and wife manufacturing partnership were sentenced today following the death of an 18 year-old worker at a Thomastown cardboard packaging factory in February 2009.
Tullamarine company Allmore Constructions has signed up for an innovative WorkSafe