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.
Senior business executive Denise Cosgrove has been appointed chief executive of WorkSafe Victoria.
More than 50 sessions promoting the benefits of health and safety in the workplace will be held across regional Victoria as part of the state’s leading safety event, Work Safe Week.
Finalists for the 24th annual WorkSafe Victoria Awards have been announced following a record number of entries in 2012.
Energy Safe Victoria and WorkSafe are warning Victorians never to use petrol generators or outdoor gas appliances inside following the death of a man in Ferntree Gully on Sunday.
A WorkCover team of safety inspectors will visit housing construction sites across Victoria in a 12-month campaign named ‘Operation SafeSite’.
WorkSafe inspectors are finding high risk construction work being performed on up to 20 construction sites every week without a suitable safety plan which can help save lives, prevent injuries and get work done more efficiently.
A trolley collection company was convicted and fined $200,000 today after the death of elderly man who was run over by a reversing vehicle at a shopping centre loading dock.
A veteran surgeon who is educating his peers on mainstream workplaces, a major dairy company and a Melbourne council have been given Champion status by WorkSafe Victoria.
Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips launched at the weekend a new year-long WorkSafe campaign targeting musculoskeletal injuries.
Major back surgery arising from a workplace injury at 63 years of age would have left many facing forced retirement and an uncertain future, but not for David Smooker.
More than 20 Victorian tradies a week were seriously injured on housing constructions sites last year costing the industry $17-million in medical costs, wages and other expenses.
Focus on a worker’s skills and experience and not their injury is the message an injured truck driver wants to get out to employers looking to hire new staff.
WorkSafe’s annual roadshow begins soon with 19 metropolitan and country locations to be visited from May 15 to June 19 (details below).