Two companies were fined a total of $1.5 million in the Supreme Court last week over a workplace fatality at a Melbourne construction site in 2011.
The new campaign will highlight the sector’s deadly toll and urge farmers to reduce workplace risks by thinking about safety before beginning a task or project.
WorkSafe urged all Victorian workplaces to stay safe following the electrocution of a young electrician at Dallas in Melbourne.
Victorian farms are now considered as one of the most dangerous workplaces in the state after five deaths in the industry have been recorded for the past weeks.
A Safe Work Australia report has been released by Minister for Employment, Senator Michaelia Cash on Thursday showing a consistent decline on the number of Australians killed at work.
WorkSafe is conducting an investigation into the cause of the man’s death.
A special church service to commemorate International Workers Memorial Day will be held on Monday, 28 April at 2:30pm at the Pilgrim Uniting Church in Adelaide.
2012 has been the safest year for Victorian workplaces, with only 18 deaths, down from 25 in 2011. According to figures released by WorkCover, workplace injuries was low in 2012, with only 7.77 people injured for every million hours compared to 7.9 workers in 2011. Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips through Fairfax Media said inspection and …
SafeWork Australia through its Chair Mr Tom Phillips announced the finalists for the 7th annual Safe Work Australia Awards There are 37 finalists coming from a wide range of industries. They are winners of their state, territory or the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission 2011 work and health safety awards. The finalists will be competing …