VIC: Education Dept Fined over MetalWork Breaches

Reported by Julia | 08 Nov, 2010

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) has been brought to court by WorkSafe Victoria over injuries sustained by two secondary school students in metalwork classes. At Melbourne County Court, the department pleaded guilty to breaching Section 23 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and was fined $60,000. The charges were in …

QLD: Boy Injured by Grinder

Reported by Julia | 01 Oct, 2010

A 15-year-old boy was hurt after cutting himself with an angle grinder in south-east Queensland on Wednesday. A call was received by ambulance officers about the incident at a Glastonbury property near Gympie about 8:30am (AEST). The teen broke his left forearm and sustained a 20-centimetre gash due to the power tool accident. He was …

VIC: 229 Notices Issued in Braeside Safety Blitz

Reported by Julia | 18 Sep, 2010

WorkSafe Victoria inspectors have uncovered a heap of safety breaches in Braeside after conducting an intensive safety inspection. WorkSafe personnel visited 140 small businesses in Braeside during a five-day safety blitz, and issued 229 infringement notices. Some of the safety issues found included grinders lacking machine guards, improper storage of dangerous goods, exposed electrical wiring …

VIC: WorkSafe Tackles Tool Safety at Coaches’ Breakfast

Reported by Julia | 30 Jul, 2010

Construction safety is in the limelight at a coaches’ breakfast on Wednesday. The Western Bulldog’s coaches’ review breakfast was in line with the launch of WorkSafe’s  new campaign promoting the use of the right tools for the job among tradies. “The purpose of the coaches’ breakfast is to talk about tactics of the game – …