Bass Coast businesses can expect a knock at the door later next month when teams of WorkSafe inspectors head to the region for a week to educate and encourage compliance with health and safety laws.
A tree lopping company was convicted and fined $15,000 following an incident in which an employee was knocked unconscious and left hanging from a tree.
Two companies involved in major sewage pipeline project at Templestowe were each fined $30,000 after a worker was injured when a trench collapsed.
A Chelsea Heights fitness club was fined $7000 after it failed to help an injured worker get back to work.
A building company has been fined $60,000 for an incident which left a worker a paraplegic after he fell from the rafters of a two-storey house in Keysborough.
A Mordialloc company has been fined $25,000 over an electric shock incident that left a worker with third degree burns to almost half of his body.
A structural collapse which killed a man at Dandenong South in 2008 has resulted in a $350,000 fine for a major development company.
WorkSafe has warned employers and workers in the construction and utilities industries not to be complacent about trench safety.
WorkSafe Inspectors are best known for helping make workplaces in Monash and Melbourne’s south-east safer, but they’re also looking for local businesses to take part in this year’s WorkSafe Awards.
A free WorkSafe workshop to help employers understand the benefits of an early and sustainable return to work for injured workers is being held next Tuesday at Dandenong.
A magistrate has given a small building company six years to pay a fine imposed on it after a worker became a paraplegic as a result of a four metre fall. The incident occurred at Keysborough in June 2010.
WorkSafe inspectors issued almost 60 improvement notices to domestic construction businesses working in Melbourne’s east last week in a bid to reduce the number of workplace injuries.
A Bayswater North company has been convicted and fined $200,000 after a worker was electrocuted while operating an electric press to mould rubber gaskets and seals.
WorkSafe is reminding the construction industry of the dangers associated with trenches after one collapsed on a worker at a domestic housing site at Pakenham at the weekend.
The incident happened a week before a 12-month statewide WorkSafe campaign targeting safety on housing construction sites.
Two of Australia’s biggest construction companies have entered in to a $225,000 enforceable undertaking after two concrete panels, each weighting 11.3 tonnes, fell from a contractor’s truck in October 2006.