WorkSafe wants businesses returning from holidays to make safety a priority on their new year’s resolutions list after 25 people died on the job in 2011.
Victorian workers heading to the Rip View Swim Classic and the Lorne Pier to Pub next week will have the chance to learn about their risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease with a free WorkHealth check.
Two companies have each been fined $100,000 over a farm incident that killed a worker who was run over by a reversing tractor.
A glue manufacturing company has been convicted and fined $90,000 after an investigation into a chemical leak at their Thomastown factory found there was no operational vapour system in place to deal with the spill.
An international delivery company which failed to address an improvement notice issued by WorkSafe to help improve safety conditions for its workers has been fined $15,000.
A man has died in remote country in the Otways after a tree fell on him this afternoon.
The death of a man at Mulgrave as a result of an explosion outside his home this morning should shock all Victorians into taking immediate action to make their workplaces and equipment as safe as possible.
A Geelong restumping company was convicted and fined $40,000 today over an incident that seriously injured its owner who was trapped under a house which was being re-stumped.
Victorian building sites need to be well secured before the annual Christmas/New Year shutdown, WorkSafe warns.
WorkSafe inspectors will visit workplaces as part of a six month blitz targeting the way workers operate machinery in a bid to reduce hazardous manual handling injuries.