Festive Season Workplace Safety Warning Issued by WorkSafe Victoria

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.

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/11/victorian-workplaces-reminded-stay-safe-lead-festive-season/#.W_uY9uIlE1k

In a Single Day, Two Workers Were Killed on The Job

Victoria experienced 2 worker fatalities in a single day in 2 separate incidents.

A delivery truck driver died on Thursday after he was run over by his own truck at a storage depot in Tullamarine.

On the same day a farmer was killed when he was run over by his tractor while doing maintenance work. He died in hospital due to head injuries sustained.

Both incidents are under investigation however both men were working alone at the time, reminding us of the importance of safety procedures when engaging in solitary work.  See more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/03/two-work-related-fatalities-one-day/#.WO0b36KxUl1