Category: Minister for Workplace Safety

Recognising Family Violence In The Workplace

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced guidelines to recognise family violence as an issue of workplace safety and help employers support workers experiencing violence. For too long, family violence was ignored as a private issue in the workplace. This new guideline recognises family violence as a workplace hazard – just like any other workplace health […]

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Asbestos Taskforce Kicks Off In The Latrobe Valley

A dedicated asbestos taskforce for the Latrobe Valley has got underway, ensuring locals have their say over the removal of dangerous asbestos waste material from former power station and industrial sites. Today Latrobe Health Advocate and taskforce Chair Jane Anderson kicked off the very first meeting of this important forum that will help boost confidence […]

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Greater Effort Needed To Reduce Workplace Death Toll

The Andrews Labor Government is urging employers to make workplace safety a priority this year, after 23 people didn’t make it home from work in 2018. The number of workplace deaths has decreased in the past twelve months, however seven of the 2018 deaths involved workers aged 25 and under. Victorian workplaces are reminded to […]

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Giving Non-English Speaking Workers The Advice They Need

The Andrews Labor Government is reaching out to non-English speaking workers to help them better understand their occupational health and safety rights. As part of a public awareness campaign aimed at these employees, WorkSafe Victoria will launch an interactive hub this Saturday during Melbourne Victory’s home clash against Sydney FC in the A-League. The hub […]

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Make Workplace Safety A Priority During The Holidays

Employers operating through the festive season are being urged to keep the safety of their workers top of mind to make sure they return home safe at the end of each day. While the Christmas and New Year period is a time of relaxation for most Victorians, many workers are required to keep essential services […]

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