Farm injury claims fell by more than 14 per cent in the past 12 months and are now at a 10-year low, according to new figures released today by the Victorian WorkCover Authority.
Inspectors from the Victorian WorkCover Authority will visit up to 200 workplaces in Hamilton this week to answer questions and help them with their health and safety obligations.
WorkSafe was called to Timboon P-12 school in relation to asbestos and other general safety issues.
A major dairy company was convicted and fined $35,000 following an incident in which a worker had a finger severed in a cheese shredding machine.
Two companies have received fines totalling $160,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm became trapped in a conveyor at a fertiliser factory.
Warrnambool businesses have been put on notice to address safety failings after a one-week blitz found almost 130 breaches.
Dangerous scaffolding, unsafe work at height and inadequate temporary fencing were just some of the 90 safety breaches WorkSafe inspectors found on housing construction sites across western Victoria last month.
Warrnambool businesses will be the target of a week-long workplace safety blitz.
A visit to a local supermarket by a WorkSafe inspector has resulted in a guilty plea and $5000 fine for a
WorkSafe is calling on the housing construction industry to make sure their sites and work practices are up to scratch ahead of a safety blitz early next month.
A labour hire company has been ordered to spend $200,000 improving safety on its clients’ machines after a worker was dragged hip-deep into inadequately guarded rollers, resulting in serious pelvic and ankle injuries.
WorkSafe Victoria’s campaign against dangerous machines continues with an East Geelong company fined $55,000 today after a worker was dragged hip-deep into a machine causing serious pelvic and ankle injuries.
A Geelong company has been convicted and fined $80,000 following the death of a worker who was overcome by carbon dioxide gas in the cellar of a Birregurra hotel.
WorkSafe Inspectors are best known for helping make Warrnambool workplaces safer, but they’re also looking for local businesses to take part in this year’s WorkSafe Awards.