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.
The Victorian Government announced that it will double its investment in making hospitals and mental health services safer to make it clear that violence against healthcare workers will not be tolerated.
The Supreme Court quad bike proceeding has been dismissed just prior to a trial that was listed to begin on Monday.
Environment Protection Authority and WorkSafe Victoria have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further strengthen collaboration between the two regulators.
WorkSafe’s new safety blitz targets poor safety around mobile plant as part of a new campaign to reduce fatalities and injuries on construction sites.
WorkSafe is investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident in which a five-year-old boy was critically injured after he fell from a carnival ride in Rye on Monday afternoon.
WorkSafe Victoria urges all businesses and workers to make safety a priority to help reduce the number of workplace deaths and injuries across the state.
A 64-year-old farmer was fatally injured after a tipper trailer he was operating collapsed and crushed the cabin of his prime mover.
Two men died while another suffered critical head injuries in three separate incidents during the weekend.
Regulators will visit Geelong and the Surf Coast next week to check safety and building compliance.
WorkSafe Victoria has recently signed a major sponsorship deal with the soccer club, Melbourne Victory.
WorkSafe Victoria’s three-week inspection blitz will target falling building materials and equipment at construction sites that may cause injury or death.
A labour hire company has been convicted after a backpacker worker was scalped by a conveyor belt in November 2015.
A warehouse operator in Footscray, Victoria was fined $50,000 following an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions over a 2015 incident, in which a truck driver suffered injuries by a falling wool bale.
In 2015, over 9,600 Victorians participated in the Jobs at Home Day. Now in its fourth year, the campaign aims to influence safety discussion among workers by celebrating special jobs they do when they get home from work.
The next Cross Border Construction visit will start later this month at Echuca with a focus on young workers.
Workplace injuries in Victoria have decreased to a record low, as revealed in a data released by WorkSafe Victoria in its 2015/16 annual report.
Winners of the 2016 WorkSafe Awards have been announced during a gala ceremony at the Regent Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne.
A construction company was convicted and fined $80,000 for a work-related incident resulting in a carpenter’s injuries.
New data gathered by WorkSafe Victoria shows that young workers are particularly vulnerable to workplace injuries.