Builders across Victoria should ensure construction sites are safe and secure before heading off on the Christmas break.
WorkSafe inspectors will be focusing closely on carnival ride safety as the summer festival season prepares to get under way.
WorkSafe is urging employers, workers and the public to prioritise safety in and around roadside construction work after a recent inspection campaign revealed inadequate safety measures at a number of sites.
A commercial cleaning company has been convicted and fined $30,000 after a worker’s hand was crushed at a Cobram meat processing facility.
VicRoads and roadworks firm Downer EDI have today been convicted and fined a total of $1.55 million over the 2011 death of a traffic controller.
WorkSafe is pleading with farmers in the middle of harvesting not to take risks ahead of heavy rains and flash flooding which are forecast to hit much of the state in coming days.
Today the High Court of Australia denied WorkSafe special leave to appeal the decision of the Full Federal Court in the matter of the Victorian WorkCover Authority v. Australian Building and Construction Commissioner and Anor (M89/2017).
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A Wodonga spray painting company has been convicted and fined $25,000 after a vacuum cleaner being used to clean up flammable liquid triggered an explosion in a confined space and burned a worker.
Following an intensive 14-week training course, WorkSafe's latest group of inspector and investigator graduates have hit the beat to begin the task of keeping Victorian workers safe.
A man has died after being crushed by a road roller in Mildura.
A civil construction company which failed to provide adequate site security at a housing subdivision site in Pakenham has been fined $35,000, without conviction, after a member of the public on a late-night walk was injured after falling into a hole on the site and becoming trapped.
A man in his 50s has died after falling from a motorbike on a cattle property at Yarck, about 135km north of Melbourne.
A charity set up to address high rates of suicide and depression among tradies, a trailer which can be lowered to ground level so goods can be loaded more safely, and a health and safety rep of 19 years who helped introduce a night shift to address worker fatigue are among the winners of the 2017 WorkSafe Awards.
Twenty-three Victorian businesses, health and safety representatives and individuals are finalists in the 2017 WorkSafe Awards.