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.
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.
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.
WorkSafe has ordered that dust suppression continue at the site of a collapsed wall in North Melbourne.
Work to demolish a partly collapsed wall at a demolition site in North Melbourne has yet to proceed.
A construction company was fined $30,000 over an incident in which an employee was seriously injured after falling eight metres through unsecured metal sheeting.
A man has died after falling from a height at a business in Dimboola, in western Victoria on Tuesday.
Two companies were fined a total of $1.5 million in the Supreme Court last week over the death of a worker who fell 40 metres when a piling rig collapsed at a Melbourne construction site in 2011.
Farmers are far more likely to die at work than any other Victorian worker.
That simple but shocking fact is at the heart of a compelling new public awareness campaign to be launched next week.
Whistles will blow and sirens will blare over the next few weeks to launch another exciting season of country football and netball action across the state.
The rate of injuries in Victorian workplaces has reached a new record low, according to the half-yearly results released yesterday by WorkSafe Victoria.
WorkSafe Victoria has revised its approach to quad bike use with the objective of reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries in Victorian workplaces. This updated media release is intended to clarify WorkSafe’s position.