WorkSafe is calling on all regional businesses and workers to prioritise safety to help drive down the number of workplace deaths and injuries across Victoria.
WorkSafe is calling on all businesses and workers to prioritise safety to help drive down the number of workplace deaths and injuries across Victoria.
Victorian workplaces must do more in 2017 to prioritise safety following a horror year in which 26 people lost their lives at work.
We know that the lead-up to Christmas is busy with employers and workers rushing to complete projects and meet deadlines. But it is a horrifying fact that Victorian workers are more likely to die in November and December than any other time of the year.
Workers and employers must put safety first in the busy lead-up to Christmas to prevent workplace fatalities.
An injured worker who underwent multiple surgeries in his determination to get back to work, a Victoria Police employee who fought for a healthier office for colleagues, and a robotics company that invented a safer system for cutting large carcasses were among the winners of the 2016 WorkSafe Awards.
Young workers are particularly vulnerable to workplace injuries and employers should prioritise safety discussions and training to reduce their risk of injury.
Almost 130 businesses and individuals were fined a record amount by the Victorian courts in 2015-16 for breaching OHS laws.
WorkSafe has called on all Victorian workplaces to be vigilant about safety following the tragic death of a 24-year-old electrician at Dallas in Melbourne’s northern suburbs on Tuesday.
A cosmetics distribution company was convicted and fined $75,000 at the Magistrates Court in Moorabbin last week following an incident in which a worker inside a cage was dropped by a forklift.
With summer here and temperatures across the state beginning to climb, WorkSafe is reminding employers to be aware of the risks faced by their workers in times of extreme heat.
A Melbourne company was fined $285,000 in the County Court last week over an incident in which a young refrigeration mechanic died when his work van exploded outside his home in Mulgrave in 2011.
Twenty five new WorkSafe inspectors and investigators graduated yesterday from an intensive occupational health and safety (OHS) induction training program and will start work to help Victorians continue to return home safe every day.
A world leader in mental health care, an expert in dealing with major emergencies, a young sportsman who recovered from a catastrophic workplace injury to excel as an athlete, experts in pain management, and some of Victoria’s leading businesspeople are among the keynote speakers at Health and Safety Week.
One of the most popular interactive tools for gaining practical information about workplace health and safety has been updated.