A labour hire company that specialises in providing backpacker workers to the fruit packing industry was yesterday convicted and fined $60,000 over an incident in which a worker was scalped by a conveyer belt.
Victorian workplaces must do more in 2017 to prioritise safety following a horror year in which 26 people lost their lives at work.
WorkSafe is calling on builders to pay special attention to site security at construction sites closing over the Christmas break.
Following a comprehensive investigation into the riot at the Ravenhall Metropolitan Remand Centre in June 2015, WorkSafe has charged the Department of Justice and Regulation with four breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
Victorians are being warned of the dangers of using illegal fireworks this festive season.
Shipping operator Toll Transport Pty Ltd was today convicted and fined a record $1 million over the death of an employee who was crushed to death while helping load the Tasmanian Achiever at Webb Dock in 2014.
Following a comprehensive investigation, WorkSafe has charged three businesses and their directors with a number of breaches of the 2004 OHS Act in relation to the collapse of an excavation at a development site at Highbury Rd, Mt Waverley in July 2015.
A Geelong packing and supply business was this week convicted and fined $26,000 in the Geelong Magistrates Court following an incident in which a worker had all of the skin from his right hand ripped off by a machine.
Around 10,000 Victorians will be wearing safety badges with a difference tomorrow when they take part in Jobs At Home Day.
WorkSafe inspectors have begun a month-long blitz targeting dangerous and sub-standard demolition work.
The most important reason for staying safe at work isn’t at work at all – it’s at home.
A Footscray warehouse operator was convicted and fined $50,000 in the County Court following a successful appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions over an incident in which a truck driver was injured by a falling 185kg wool bale.
A Prahran demolition company was fined $45,000 over an incident in which a worker had his right leg crushed and later amputated when the overloaded skid steer loader he was operating tipped.
We know that the lead-up to Christmas is busy with employers and workers rushing to complete projects and meet deadlines. But it is a horrifying fact that Victorian workers are more likely to die in November and December than any other time of the year.
Workers and employers must put safety first in the busy lead-up to Christmas to prevent workplace fatalities.