Victorians are being urged by the Victorian WorkCover Authority to take extra care at work in the lead-up to the holiday period, following a tragic seven-week period.
A psychiatrist who told the VWA his patient was sicker than she was in order to prolong her stay in hospital so he could receive further payments was last week sentenced to six months in prison (wholly suspended for nine months) and ordered to pay almost $50,000 in fines and restitution.
Builders are being urged to pay special attention to site security when locking up for the Christmas break.
As Victoria’s retail sector heads into its busy Christmas and January sales period, employers and employees are being reminded to pay attention to workplace safety.
This is an exciting time of year as the Christmas holidays draw near and workplaces try to meet final deadlines so everyone can enjoy a well-deserved break.
The Victorian WorkCover Authority wants all Victorians to participate in Jobs At Home Day on 5 December by creating and wearing a special badge that highlights an important role they play at home.
The Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) is urging farmers to take a proactive approach to safety during the harvest season.
Victorian WorkCover Authority inspectors will be in Benalla from 1 December offering health and safety information and advice to local workplaces.
Preventing falls from heights will be a key focus of a health and safety campaign being conducted at Echuca and Moama construction sites next week.
Join experts devoted to improving health and safety in the workplace as they present a series of seminars across Victoria as part of VWA Health and Safety Week.
Thought-provoking speakers will join industry leaders to explore a range of issues challenging workplaces as part of VWA Health and Safety Week, beginning in Melbourne on 20 October.
The Victorian WorkCover Authority has attributed positive 2013/14 financial results to a strong commitment to improving workplace safety from employers and workers across the state.
There is never any rest for the farming community. Rain, hail or shine, there is always something of importance that has to be done.
Farm injury claims fell by more than 14 per cent in the past 12 months and are now at a 10-year low, according to new figures released today by the Victorian WorkCover Authority.
Businesses and employees with innovative ideas that have contributed to safer workplaces still have time to enter the prestigious VWA Health and Safety Awards.