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New grants to boost workplace safety

Fresh ideas to reduce workplace harm and improve outcomes for injured workers are being funded through a new WorkSafe Victoria grants program. The WorkSafe grants support initiatives that deliver...

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Put a stop to workplace violence

WorkSafe Victoria is launching a new campaign highlighting the need for employers and the community to come together to stamp out violence in the workplace. Work-related violence has a devastating...

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Powerline incidents prompt safety warning

WorkSafe Victoria is urging employers operating mobile machinery near overhead power lines to put safety first following a spate of electric shock incidents and near misses. Since November 2020, one...

WorkSafe Victoria half-year results

Victoria’s workers compensation scheme remains financially sound with returns for the six months to 31 December 2020 in line with expectations. Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2018...

Putting safety at the top of the Christmas list this holiday season

Victoria calls for workplace safety prioritisation

WorkSafe is calling on all Victorians to prioritise health and safety in the workplace following the tragic deaths of 65 workers in 2020. The toll was five less than the previous year when 70 people...

Health and safety is everyone’s language

Health and safety is everyone’s language

The $970,000 ‘Workplace Safety is our Common Language’ campaign speaks directly to workers in 19 different languages to help everyone understand their health and safety rights, and equip them with...

No prosecution over Yallourn power station death

WorkSafe Victoria’s decision not to prosecute over the death of Graeme Edwards at EnergyAustralia’s Yallourn power station two years ago is a denial of justice for Graeme and a blow to workers’...

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Worksafe Victoria employs 27 more inspectors

Nine specialist Worksafe construction inspectors were among the graduates; the first of 40 to be recruited over four years as part of a government commitment to ensure safety during Victoria’s...

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Rock bolt falls through ventilation shaft

Worksafe Victoria has issued a mine safety alert over a failed rock bolt section fell on to a working platform. The incident has highlighted issued of dropped object protection in underground mines...