Topic: workplace safety

Worksafe Health And Safety Ambassadors Unveiled

Geelong Football Club triple premiership star Cameron Ling has joined forces with international journalist and news presenter Anjali Rao to promote WorkSafe Health and Safety Month. Rao and Ling will share their own experiences to promote workplace health and safety events around the state throughout October. WorkSafe received 26,936 claims for workplace injuries in 2018/19. […]

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Regulations Banning Dry Stone Cutting Now In Effect

New regulations introduced by the Andrews Labor Government banning the uncontrolled dry cutting of engineered stone to protect Victorian workers from exposure to deadly silica dust are now in effect. Employers must now ensure power tools are not used to cut, grind or abrasively polish engineered stone unless on-tool water suppression or dust extraction devices […]

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Targeting Employers Flouting Workplace Safety Rules

A new workplace health and safety awareness campaign targeting employers who risk workers’ lives is warning they face tough penalties if they do the wrong thing. Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy joined Worksafe inspectors today to launch the new ‘More Inspectors. More Inspections.’ campaign which highlights the consequences for employers who fail to protect […]

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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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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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Protecting Victorian Workers From Deadly Silica Dust

The Andrews Labor Government will launch an unprecedented compliance and enforcement blitz targeting over 300 high-risk workplaces – focusing on stonemasonry workshops to prevent the deadly lung disease silicosis. The comprehensive action plan, unveiled by Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy today, includes: A state-wide ban on uncontrolled dry cutting of […]

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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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