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).
Nominations for the 2012 WorkSafe Victoria Awards are now open with WorkSafe calling on people and business who are ‘making a difference’ to enter.
A man has undergone surgery at the Latrobe Valley Hospital after being struck by a forklift at Morwell this morning.
A mock worksite setup on a busy Melbourne street in which two actors posing as workers asked passers by to hand over a ‘live’ cable from one to the other has delivered shocking results.
WorkSafe kicked off its inspector recruitment campaign this week and is encouraging those who want to help keep Victoria the safest place to work in Australia to apply.
WorkSafe is investigating the death of a 65-year-old Epping man in Scoresby yesterday afternoon.
Farm safety has been put in the spotlight with a Werribee vegetable grower convicted and fined $80,000 after a woman was run-over by a truck reversing from a machinery shed.
WorkSafe Victoria has announced solid results for the first half of 2011-12, saying the Victorian economy would benefit from further reductions in work-related injuries and illness.
The prosecution of a woman who went back to work after suffering a back injury, but kept claiming workers’ compensation benefits has prompted a WorkSafe call to do things the right way.
WorkSafe Chief Executive, Greg Tweedly, has announced he will not seek a new three year contract today after nine years in the role.
WorkSafe wants businesses returning from holidays to make safety a priority on their new year’s resolutions list after 25 people died on the job in 2011.
A man has died in remote country in the Otways after a tree fell on him this afternoon.