construction

New requirements on safety, drug and alcohol use

Reported by Haydee | 04 Jul, 2014

New guidelines requiring drug and alcohol testing in construction sites in Victoria came into effect this week. This new guideline aims to ensure a safer and more secure environment for workers.

Chemical incident at Cloverlea leaves three workers critical

Reported by Haydee | 27 Nov, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library At least three workers are in serious condition while others are injured following an accident at a dairy farm in Victoria. According to initial news reports, the workers were trapped while working inside a water tank in a Cloverlea farm, near Warragul. They have suffered a reaction to the chemical contents of …

Victorian Man Dies in Industrial Accident

Reported by Zoe | 09 May, 2013

The police are organising a report for the coroner following the death of a man in an accident in North Bayswater, an eastern suburb of Melbourne. At the time of the accident it was believed that three men at an automotive engineering company were working on a big mechanical sliding gate when it fell from …

Victoria unlikely to follow quad bike ban for children

Reported by Haydee | 19 Dec, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Following a SafetyCulture report on the launch of a push to ban children from using quad bikes, the Victorian Government is unlikely to follow the move, saying there was only one quad bike death in the state over the past ten years. This is according to a Weekly Times report which also …

Shorten calls on Victoria and WA to introduce the harmonised WHS laws

Reported by Haydee | 22 Nov, 2012

The Hon Bill Shorten MP Photo: Ministers’ Media Centre Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten urged Victoria and Western Australia to introduce the harmonised Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws following South Australia and Tasmania’s move to adopt the new laws. Mr Shorten said that harmonised laws will reduce red tape and deliver …

Victoria: Quad Bike Fatality

Reported by Zoe | 15 Oct, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A man towing a trailer behind a quad bike died last night when the trailer jackknifed and turned the bike over on the gravel surface of the road and he was trapped underneath the quad bike. The 58-year-old man was riding on the Old Weir Rd in Murchison in northeast Victoria when …

Nominations Now Open for the Victorian 2013 WorkSafe Awards

Reported by Zoe | 21 Sep, 2012

The program for the 2013 WorkSafe Awards is open and time to enter for the opportunity to be recognised in a number of categories. Or maybe there is someone that you think deserves recognition and you would like to nominate them for an Award. The 2013 categories are: Category Listing – Health and Safety Best …

Chemical leak at oil refinery

Reported by Haydee | 09 Apr, 2012

A warning for possible health risks was issued to residents of three Geelong suburbs following a chemical leak at the Shell refinery. The Age reports that the warning was issued at 10pm to residents of Corio, Norlane and North Shore. A spokesman from Shell said that the all-clear was sounded at 2am on Saturday. Around …

WorkSafe to offer WorkHealth check at the Port Fairy Folk Festival

Reported by Haydee | 27 Feb, 2012

A WorkHealth check will be given for free to Victorian workers heading to the Port Fairy Folk Festival from Saturday 10 – Monday 12 March. Workers will also get the chance to learn their risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The WorkHealth checks is part of WorkSafe Victoria’s WorkHealth program, and are completely …

VIC: WorkSafe to Visit Portland

Reported by Julia | 02 Mar, 2010

As part of it Safe Towns program, Worksafe will conduct a breakfast briefing on March 11 in Portland in preparation for the safety inspection from March 22 to 26. The free breakfast briefing for small businesses will give information on what to expect from the safety inspection conducted by Worksafe inspectors. The highlights of the …