A Gippsland meat processing company has been fined $380,000 over two serious safety incidents in two weeks in which one worker was crushed to death and another had his finger severed.
There’s still time to create your badge in time for Jobs At Home Day this Friday 15 February.
Friday February 15 is Jobs at Home Day – a community initiative that recognises the importance of safety at work, by celebrating the jobs we do at home.
In the wake of devastating property losses during this bushfire season, WorkSafe is reminding Victorians to take particular care during the clean-up of their properties to avoid potential exposure to asbestos.
With temperatures expected to hit 39 in
Victorians risk fines of up to $10,000 if they are caught possessing or using fireworks.
WorkSafe inspectors have started visiting retail clothing stores across the state to ensure workplace safety remains a priority during the pre-Christmas rush and sales in the New Year.
Builders should ensure their sites are well secured before shutting down over Christmas.
The death of three workers in four days has prompted WorkSafe to issue an urgent plea for workplaces to make safety their priority in the lead-up to the end of year break.
One worker is injured every 18 minutes at workplaces around
“November and December are the deadliest times of the year for workplace fatalities, so don’t drop your guard before Christmas.” That’s the message to every Victorian employer and worker from WorkSafe, which is striving for a fatality-free countdown to the end of the year.
WorkSafe is calling on all farmers to be proactive and ensure the safety of themselves and their employees during the hay harvest season.
Latest results from WorkSafe Victoria’s free, 15-minute WorkHealth checks have revealed that blue collar workers are more likely to have high blood pressure, drink at risky levels, and be at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease than their white collar counterparts.