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WorkSafe Victoria Video Sheds Light on Workplace Bullying

Worksites can be stressful places, but add to the regular workplace stress the pressure of being bullied and it can become unbearable. That is why it’s important to identify bullying as soon as it rears its head and address it.

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WorkSafe Vic and Safework NSW Cross Border Construction Target Falls

WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW have embarked on a cross border construction inspection program targeting the prevention of falls. Inspectors visited sites in Mildura between 18 June and 22 June, identifying breaches and discussing similarities and differences between the health

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Victoria’s Job Fatalities Rose Last Year

Figures from WorkSafe Victoria indicate that 27 people lost their lives in workplace incidents in the state last year, the highest number since 2009. In light of this, WorkSafe has urged all workplaces in the state to review their safety

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Victoria’s Record Low Injury Rate

WorkSafe Victoria has released figures which shows the number of workplace deaths and injuries in the state have dropped to an all time low. The efforts of employers, workers and WorkSafe inspectors has resulted in lower workplace injury and death

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2016 Considered The Worst Year for Workplace Fatalities

Although this year hasn’t gotten off to a very good start (5 people were killed at work already), according to WorkSafe Victoria, 2016 was the worst year for safety with 26 fatalities taking place across all industries. The construction industry

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Vic Work Safety Improvement Results in Financial Gains

WorkSafe Victoria has reported that Victoria is the safest state to work in, yet again and this year’s safety record is even better than the last’s. WorkSafe Vic says the “record low” rate of workplace injuries and ongoing improvements in

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WorkCover NSW and WorkSafe Vic cut red tape for Cross Border workers

WorkCover NSW and WorkSafe Victoria have just made life a lot easier for workers and employers in the construction industry. According to NSW WorkCover health and safety division general manager, John Watson, work across borders is common in the building

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Agencies Unite in Joint Safety Operation across border

NSW and Victorian work safety agencies have joined forces in an attempt to achieve better safety on construction sites across borders. WorkCover NSW and WorkSafe Victoria have begun a joint safety project which will educate local construction businesses about the

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White Card Update: Employers Adhere to OHS regulations or Face the Consequences

Employers who think that they can flout the law and OHS regulation are in for a surprise, as a Portland-based plumbing company in Victoria discovered recently. Employers have a duty to provide workers with a safe working environment and safe

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Preventing Mobile Plant Fires

Source: Ben Watts A safety alert has been issued by WorkSafe Victoria regarding the dangers of mobile plant fires and providing guidance in order to reduce or eliminate fire risks. Although the alert was issued specifically for mine workers, the

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