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WorkSafe Inspections To Focus on Falling Objects

WorkSafe inspectors continue their focus on falling objects at building sites across Victoria. WorkSafe has warned that falling objects are the leading cause of death and serious injury in the construction industry and not only do they possess a risk

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Keep Workers Safe in the Heat – WorkSafe Urges

WorkSafe Victoria has urged employers in the north to ensure the protection of workers in the extreme heat. With temperatures often soaring above 40 degrees, employers were reminded to ensure work is managed safely and that workers are well hydrated.

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Trench Collapse Fatality Results in Fine for Company Involved

A company has been fined over the deaths of 2 Ballarat workers that died last year in March when the trench they were working in collapsed. The incident was investigated by WorkSafe who alleged that the company had failed to

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Keeping Workers Safe This Summer – WorkSafe Safety Warning

The NT is one of the areas in Australia experiencing extremely hot temperatures prompting WorkSafe to issue a safety warning to businesses and workers to take precautions to avoid heat illnesses which can be deadly. Heat related illness can present

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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.

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WorkSafe Victoria Advertising Campaign Redefines Workplace Safety

WorkSafe Victoria launched an advertising campaign which shared the opinions of working Victorians to highlight the changing nature of what health and safety at work means. People from a range of industries talk about their own workplace health and safety

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New WorkSafe Victoria Campaign Redefines Workplace Safety

WorkSafe Victoria recently launched an advertising campaign to highlight to Victorians the changing nature of what it means to be ‘safe and healthy’ and work. The campaign shows people of different industries discussing workplace health and safety, which WorkSafe Chief

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WorkSafe ACTs Focus on Work from Height Safety

WorkSafe ACT is narrowing in on employers who compromise workers’ safety when it comes to working from height and can now issue an on-the-spot fine of up to 3,600 to offenders. In the 2017-18 period, there were 72 workers compensation

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Contractor Fined for Death of Fatigued Worker

Worker fatigue is not to be taken lightly, as an incident in New Zealand has recently proven. WorkSafe New Zealand warned that work fatigue should not compromise worker safety, sharing the details of an incident which led to a company

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Construction Contractor Dies at Upgrade Project Site

A construction contractor died at the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Western Australia where an upgrade project is underway. While the full details of the incident are not yet known, it is believed the man was trapped under a

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