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Joint Inspection Blitz Targets Young Workers

A joint inspection blitz by WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW focusing on keeping young workers safe and reducing deadly falls in the Albury Wodonga region, is a reminder of the importance of keeping these young and inexperienced workers safe on

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Beware when Working on Live Circuits/Switchboards – WorkSafe Warns

WorkSafe Victoria is urging business owners, contractors and workers to be cautious when working on live switchboards or circuits. The warning comes as the safety regulator focuses on a month of electrical safety. The regulator is also stressing the importance

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Falls the Focus of Cross Border Construction Program in Mildura

The prevention of falls on construction sites was the recent focus of a joint program by SafeWork NSW and WorkSafe Victoria in Mildura in June. The Cross Border Construction Program involved inspectors jointly visiting local building sites on both sides

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Workplace Injury Rates Fall in Victoria

 There’s good news for the Victorian workforce, workplace injuries and deaths have fallen to an all time low, according to WorkSafe Victoria figures. According to annual figures released by Victoria’s safety regulator, the rate of workplace injuries per million hours

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Poor Safety around Mobile Plant Addressed by Work Safe Victoria

Over the course of the month of May, WorkSafe Victoria targeted poor safety around mobile plant as part of a campaign, aimed at minimizing fatalities and injuries on building sites. Inspectors visited sites to ensure employers and contractors have identified

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Victoria Workplace Fatalities Rose in 2016

 WorkSafe Victoria has urged workplaces in the state to make safety a priority, given the atrocious year we had last year when it comes to workplace health and safety. 2016 saw 26 workplace fatalities taking place and since 2009 it

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WorkSafe Victoria Celebrates 30 Years

WorkSafe Victoria is celebrating its 30th year as Victoria’s workplace health and safety regulator, having started operations on 1 September 1985. The regulator was established as a single Government insurance scheme, WorkCare replacing more than 50 insurers. In 1996 the organisation’s power

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WorkSafe Vic urges People to Work Smart in the heat

WorkSafe Victoria has urged people, particularly those who work outdoors, to be cautious over the next week due to the rising temperatures. Temperatures have been predicted to reach above 40 degrees Celsius over the next few days and WorkSafe Victoria

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Financial Benefits of Safety

A record low rate of workplace injuries and ongoing improvements in scheme management have helped deliver a sound 2012/13 financial result for WorkSafe Victoria and similarly companies in Victoria undoubtedly also benefited from this record safety year. Most employers already

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Safety blitz found breaches in housing construction sites

WorkSafe Victoria has conducted a total of 120 safety blitzes on houses across Bendigo, Ballarat, Mildura, Warrnambool and Geelong which has yielded shocking results. 90 safety breaches have been discovered last month as part of the organisations Operator SafeSite program.

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