Rules Prevent Senators from Fixing Own Lightbulbs

Reported by Julia | 21 Oct, 2010

Politicians and their staff reckon they can handle changing a lightbulb. However, existing occupational health and safety rules require a qualified electrician to do the job. The situatation was brought up during a Senate hearing when Liberal Eric Abetz told his colleagues about his experience. He said he was prevented from replacing a lightbulb in …

VIC: WorkSafe to Correct Misconception on Musculoskeletal Injuries

Reported by Julia | 18 Sep, 2010

Victorian businesses had spent $956 million in 2009 over workplace injuries that cost little or nothing to prevent, WorkSafe Victoria says. WorkSafe strategic programs director Trevor Martin revealed musculoskeletal injuries accounted for more than half of all workplace injuries in the State. He said injuries to the nerves, bones, tissue and muscles were usually overlooked …

VIC: Muscoskeletal injuries costing Maribyrnong businesses millions

Reported by Julia | 08 Sep, 2010

Workers suffering from muscle and bones injuries are becoming a concern for workplaces in Maribyrnong. In the last financial year, workplaces in the city shelled out $27,303,551 due to muscoskeletal injuries sustained by workers. The figure covers medical costs, wages and other expenses where the person had 10 or more days off or who incurred …

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 – …