WorkSafe Victoria safety inspectors will continue to inspect rides over the summer to ensure safety as the carnival season nears.
A commercial cleaning company has been fined $30,000 following an incident where a worker’s hand was crushed at a meat processing facility in Cobram, Victoria.
Victoria’s road authority and a construction company have been fined $1.55 million over a death of a traffic controller in 2011.
WorkSafe Victoria is reminding employers and workers to focus on safety in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Workers are urged to “stay safe at work so you can come home to the jobs that need you the most”.
A spray painting company in Wodonga has been convicted and fined $25,000 after a vacuum cleaner being used to clean up flammable liquid triggered an explosion in a confined space, injuring a worker.
Twenty-two new inspectors and investigators have been added to WorkSafe Victoria’s frontline team.
A construction company has been fined $35,000 after a member of the public got trapped in a hole at a housing construction site.
A construction company has been fined $24,000 for allowing a crane to operate near high voltage powerlines without carrying out the proper pre-work safety assessment.
A recycling company in Geelong has been convicted and fined $175,000 plus $3,580 costs after a worker was run over by a skid steer loader at its Grovedale transfer station and died.
A farmer died after a quad bike he was operating rolled over at a farm in Hesket, about 80 km. north of Melbourne.
New safety data released by WorkSafe Victoria shows the number of people killed at work has fallen to an all time low.
A crowd controller has been convicted of fraud after an investigation revealed he received almost $190,000 in compensation benefits for a workplace injury while continuing to work.
WorkSafe WA will soon start an inspection program to evaluate the management of violence and aggression in residential aged care facilities.
Work safety inspectors will focus on the risks of structural collapse during construction work as part of a safety blitz following a spate of safety incidents for the past months.
Inspectors have started visiting construction sites last month and will continue this month to ensure that hazards and risks associated with the use of scaffolds are managed properly.
A three-year program educating employers about preventing abusive behaviours in the workplace.
Small business owners in Geelong, Traralgon, Shepparton, and Warrnambool are encouraged to take advantage of WorkSafe’s free workshops and be able to speak one-on-one with OHS experts.
WorkSafe is hosting the events as part of the Small Business Festival.
The Victorian Cladding Taskforce will be jointly chaired by former Premier and architect Ted Baillieu and former Deputy Premier and Minister for Planning John Thwaites.
The company pleaded guilty in the Korumburra Magistrates Court last week to a charge of failing to provide and maintain safe systems of work and was fined $25,000. It was also ordered to pay costs of $5221.