WorkSafe Victoria is reminding all workers and employers, across all industries to put safety first as 2018 comes to a close.
The safety watchdog said this time of year is usually marked by a spike in workplace injuries and fatalities. Typically the 2 month period between November and December account for 22.3 per cent of all workplace fatalities.
Between 2008 and 2017, there were 53 workplace fatalities.
Workers and employers were reminded not to let busy work schedules and tight deadlines cause them to compromise on safety. Also don’t allow the festive feeling to allow you to relax when it comes to safety.