Victorians risk fines of up to $10,000 if they are caught possessing or using fireworks.
WorkSafe inspectors have started visiting retail clothing stores across the state to ensure workplace safety remains a priority during the pre-Christmas rush and sales in the New Year.
Builders should ensure their sites are well secured before shutting down over Christmas.
The death of three workers in four days has prompted WorkSafe to issue an urgent plea for workplaces to make safety their priority in the lead-up to the end of year break.
One worker is injured every 18 minutes at workplaces around
“November and December are the deadliest times of the year for workplace fatalities, so don’t drop your guard before Christmas.” That’s the message to every Victorian employer and worker from WorkSafe, which is striving for a fatality-free countdown to the end of the year.
WorkSafe is calling on all farmers to be proactive and ensure the safety of themselves and their employees during the hay harvest season.
Latest results from WorkSafe Victoria’s free, 15-minute WorkHealth checks have revealed that blue collar workers are more likely to have high blood pressure, drink at risky levels, and be at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease than their white collar counterparts.
Senior business executive Denise Cosgrove has been appointed chief executive of WorkSafe Victoria.
More than 50 sessions promoting the benefits of health and safety in the workplace will be held across regional Victoria as part of the state’s leading safety event, Work Safe Week.
Finalists for the 24th annual WorkSafe Victoria Awards have been announced following a record number of entries in 2012.
Energy Safe Victoria and WorkSafe are warning Victorians never to use petrol generators or outdoor gas appliances inside following the death of a man in Ferntree Gully on Sunday.
A WorkCover team of safety inspectors will visit housing construction sites across Victoria in a 12-month campaign named ‘Operation SafeSite’.
WorkSafe inspectors are finding high risk construction work being performed on up to 20 construction sites every week without a suitable safety plan which can help save lives, prevent injuries and get work done more efficiently.