WorkSafe inspectors will be focusing closely on carnival ride safety as the summer festival season prepares to get under way.
Seventeen recruits have completed an intensive training course and graduated as Occupational Health and Safety and Return to Work inspectors.
Fourteen new recruits have this week begun an intensive 14-week training course as they prepare for their new role on the front line as WorkSafe inspectors.
WorkSafe Victoria is contacting construction employers in the Mildura region to alert them that a week of concentrated worksite visits will begin later this month.
Safe work practices in earthmoving, drainage and roadwork sites in Melbourne’s north will be the focus of a WorkSafe safety campaign next week.
More than 460 farms are now safer, following a 12-month campaign by WorkSafe inspectors to help identify and eradicate the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in agricultural workplaces.
A project to raise the awareness among local construction businesses of the ease and similarities of working on either side of the border will begin in Yarrawonga next week.
Warrnambool businesses will be the target of a week-long workplace safety blitz.
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.
WorkSafe has started its housing construction safety blitz, with five suburban and regional areas to be targeted in a series of coordinated visits.