Category: Minister for Workplace Safety

New Ideas To Improve Workplace Mental Health

Big ideas for improving workplace mental health are being sought for the Andrews Labor Government’s WorkSafe WorkWell program. Grants of between $250,000 and $1.2 million are available for new and innovative programs that will promote the mental health and wellbeing of workers. The third round of funding continues WorkWell’s focus on ideas that assist vulnerable […]

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Stronger Penalties For Dangerous Goods Offences

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on rogue operators who put Victorians at risk by flouting dangerous goods laws with tough new offences and harsher penalties to be introduced. Under the proposed Dangerous Goods Amendment (Penalty Reform) Bill 2019, a new ‘reckless conduct’ offence will be created, carrying a penalty of up to 10 […]

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Helping The Western Bulldogs Kick Goals In The Community

Communities in Melbourne’s west and western Victoria will be the big winners from a new partnership with the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation, backed by the Andrews Labor Government. The three-year deal with WorkSafe Victoria will help the Bulldogs foundation continue to develop young leaders, as well as encouraging social diversity and inclusion. It will also […]

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Don’t Risk It: Smarter And Safer On Quad Bikes

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to protect and educate farmers and workers with a renewed call for vigilance on and around all-terrain vehicles or quad bikes. The campaign launched today by the Labor Government and WorkSafe Victoria is part of an ongoing push to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on quad […]

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New Graduates To Keep Victorians Safe At Work

The ranks of Victoria’s workplace safety watchdog have been boosted, with 25 new WorkSafe inspectors hitting the streets. Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy welcomed the new inspectors at their graduation ceremony in Geelong today. WorkSafe inspectors can visit any workplace, anytime and can issue a range of improvement and prohibition notices to ensure that […]

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Dam Safety Under The Spotlight

The Andrews Labor Government is warning farmers and earthmoving contractors to be safe around dams following two serious incidents in April, including a fatality. Victoria has around 450,000 dams, many of which are on farms and private properties and have been significantly impacted by a lack of rainfall this year. The soil around dry dams […]

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Take Workplace Safety Seriously This Easter

The Andrews Labor Government is urging Victorian employers and workers to be vigilant about their safety practices over the Easter break. With the tragic deaths of four workers since 7 April, the Labor Government is reminding employers to make sure they do everything they can to protect their workers always but particularly over the Easter […]

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Backing Those Workers Who Support Us

The Andrews Labor Government is backing our dedicated health workers through a new program that will help reduce the risk of mental injury. The We Care initiative is one of six new projects to share in $8.9 million from the Labor Government’s WorkWell program, which aims to promote mental wellbeing by changing workplace cultures and […]

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Improving The Mental Health Of Ballarat Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is backing residential aged care workers in Ballarat through a new program designed to support their mental health. Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy today announced $1.27 million for a new Wellbeing Track and Change program, a partnership between Prevention United and Federation University Australia, who will work with staff and […]

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Entries Open For The 2019 Worksafe Awards

Victorians with a passion for the health and safety of workers are encouraged to enter this year’s WorkSafe Awards. The awards highlight the incredible achievements of businesses and individuals to improve health and safety in the workplace and help those workers who have been injured on the job. They’re also an opportunity for workplaces to […]

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