An Ocean Grove builder was today convicted and fined $25,000 over an incident in which a plasterer suffered severe spinal injuries and a fractured skull after falling more than two metres from a work platform.
Inspectors from WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW will join forces again next week as part of efforts to increase understanding of interstate safety requirements for construction companies working on either side of the border.
A builder was yesterday convicted and fined $300,000 in the County Court over an incident in which a carpenter died after being crushed by a brick wall on a construction site at Brighton East.
Two organisations devoted to educating young people and employers about the trauma caused by bullying have been given a significant boost, thanks to a new partnership with WorkSafe Victoria.
Fourteen new recruits have this week begun an intensive 14-week training course as they prepare for their new role on the front line as WorkSafe inspectors.
A Geelong builder who repeatedly bullied his teenage apprentice over a two-year period was last week convicted and fined $12,500 in the Geelong Magistrates’ Court.
Organisations that have created new ways to prevent injuries caused by manual handling are being encouraged to share their innovations by entering the 2016 WorkSafe Victoria Awards.
The recent deaths of three men in three days in separate farm incidents are terrible tragedies, and our thoughts are with their families, friends and communities as they mourn their loss.
A man has died after an incident in which the truck he was driving rolled into a quarry at Plumpton, north-west of Melbourne today.
WorkSafe is calling on all farmers to make safety their absolute priority following a horror period in which three men died in separate farming incidents over the past three days.