A civil construction company which failed to provide adequate site security at a housing subdivision site in Pakenham has been fined $35,000, without conviction, after a member of the public on a late-night walk was injured after falling into a hole on the site and becoming trapped.
A man in his 50s has died after falling from a motorbike on a cattle property at Yarck, about 135km north of Melbourne.
A charity set up to address high rates of suicide and depression among tradies, a trailer which can be lowered to ground level so goods can be loaded more safely, and a health and safety rep of 19 years who helped introduce a night shift to address worker fatigue are among the winners of the 2017 WorkSafe Awards.
Twenty-three Victorian businesses, health and safety representatives and individuals are finalists in the 2017 WorkSafe Awards.
The number of workplace injuries in Victoria has fallen to a new record low, according to data released today by WorkSafe Victoria in its 2016/17 annual report.
A 39 year-old male worker has died in hospital from his injuries after an incident last month where the elevating work platform he was operating was struck by a car at Braeside.
A poultry contractor was today convicted and fined $1.13 million over an incident in which a man was struck and killed by a forklift on a farm at Lethbridge, near Geelong in 2015.
A Moorabbin building company and its director were yesterday convicted and fined a total of $880,000 over the death of a 21-year-old apprentice at a Caulfield South construction site in August 2013.
Award winning stage and screen star Catherine McClements and triple premiership AFL player Cameron Ling have been named ambassadors for WorkSafe Health and Safety Month.
WorkSafe inspectors will hone in on the risks of structural collapse during construction work as part of their latest safety blitz following a spate of incidents in recent months.
A large team of WorkSafe inspectors will visit farms in the Robinvale region next month to promote the importance of workplace safety ahead of the busy spring season.
Geelong’s CBD skyline has soared to new heights with WorkSafe’s new headquarters reaching its final height of 65 metres.
Small business owners in Ballarat, Geelong, Traralgon, Shepparton and Warrnambool are invited to attend free workshops to speak one-on-one with OHS experts.
WorkSafe will target workplace bullies with a three-year program to educate employers about preventing abusive behaviours.
Builders and contractors are being urged to make scaffolding safety a priority on Victorian construction sites after a string of serious injuries and near misses in recent months.