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WorkSafe Urges Employers to Ensure Workers Protection in the Heat

WorkSafe Victoria reminded employers in the state’s north to take measures to protect workers in prolonged extreme heat. Summer isn’t over yet so its important our efforts to keep workers safe in the heat continue especially where workers have to

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WorkSafe Victoria Reminds Workplaces to Remember Safety at This Time of Year

Although this may be the “most wonderful time of the year”, for workers it can be a nightmare, especially if safety begins to take a back seat to festive cheer. WorkSafe Victoria has issued a reminder to both workers and

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NT Government Begins Six-Month Independent Review of NT WorkSafe

The Northern Territory Government has commenced a 6 month independent review of NT WorkSafe. The review will include a Territory reference group made up of union, government and industry nominees, looking into how policies, procedures and activities can be strengthened

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Worksafe Victoria Warns Of The Dangers Of Working On Live Switchboards Or Circuits

WorkSafe Victoria is once again reminding businesses, contractors and workers about the importance of safety when working with live switchboards or circuits. Employers must also be especially careful about the safety of apprentices. These young workers must be properly trained

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WorkSafe Vic New Advertising Campaign

WorkSafe Victoria’s latest advertising campaign aims to highlight the evolving nature of workplace health and safety, encompassing not only physical wellbeing but mental health as well. The campaign features people from different industries discussing workplace health and safety, showing that

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Excavator Incident Prompts Safety Alert

An excavator incident prompted a safety alert from WorkSafe New Zealand, on managing ground instability hazards. The incident that led to the alert involved an excavator operator excavating coal when a rock fall took place. The excavator was struck and

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Employers Urged to Protect Workers Against Noise

“Be proactive about noise control” is the message from WorkSafe New Zealand to workers and businesses. It’s crucial for businesses to identify noise hazards and address them by having a noise control system in place at work. WorkSafe New Zealand

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Safety Of Mobile Plant on Building Sites the Target of Blitz

There have been 16 fatalities involving work with or around heavy machinery in the past decade, prompting WorkSafe’s latest safety campaign. Machinery such as cranes, front end loaders, elevated work platforms, forklifts, skid steer loaders, concrete trucks and other types

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Mid-level Falling Objects Still a Safety Concern

The latest construction safety focus video from WorkSafe Victoria highlights an often unaddressed issue on construction sites, mid-rise falling objects. Regardless of the height an object falls from, it can inflict serious injury. In this video we see an example

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Construction Worker Hospitalised

A man was seriously injured after falling from a scaffold at a work site in northeast Victoria. The scaffold which the man was working on, tipped over, causing him to fall and land on the ground. The incident happened at

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