Victorians affected by the recent devastating fires need to be aware of potential hazards as they commence clean-up and recovery efforts on farms and other properties.
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.
A Carrum Downs concreting contractor has been convicted and fined $350,000 after the son of a client died while using the company’s earthmoving equipment.
WorkSafe has today charged Metro Trains for a breach of the Occupational Health and Safety Act following an incident in which an employee was injured while working on high voltage powerlines.
WorkSafe has begun enforcement activities to help reduce the risks associated with quad bike rollovers.
Employers and contractors who operate heavy vehicles and machinery are being urged to always check for powerlines following a spate of serious incidents.
Ambulance Victoria was convicted and fined $400,000 yesterday for failing to adequately record and store stocks of morphine and fentanyl, following an investigation into the death of a paramedic at Heywood near Portland, in 2015.
The Department of Education and Training and a private swim centre operator have each been charged by WorkSafe following an incident involving a Ballarat student in 2016.
WorkSafe’s new head office is one step closer to be being open for business, with a Welcome to Country and traditional smoking ceremony held today in Geelong.
The ceremonies were presided over by fourth generation Wadawurrung Woman and Traditional Land Owner Naomi Surtees, who officially welcomed WorkSafe to Geelong with a heartfelt ceremony.
The state’s workers’ compensation scheme remains financially sound, and fewer people are being injured at work, according to the mid-year report card released today by WorkSafe.