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One in four Victorian workers surveyed found to have high cholesterol

30 June, 2011

WorkSafe Victoria is urging workers to talk to their bosses about signing up for the free WorkHealth checks, as latest data from the WorkHealth program shows many are unaware they’re at risk of common, yet preventable, chronic diseases.

Elliotts appoints General Manager

01 June, 2011 by

Elliotts has appointed Alan Metcalfe as General Manager.

SafeWork SA issues safety reminder as planking incidents increase

24 May, 2011

SafeWork SA is reminding employers and employees of their legal obligations relating to workplace safety amidst the current debate on the practice known as ‘planking’.

Four regional workplace deaths in less than a month

12 May, 2011

WorkSafe has renewed calls for workplace safety after four deaths in less than a month.

Three CEOs go undercover for WorkSafe Victoria

02 May, 2011

Three Victorian CEOs recently went undercover to better understand safety from workers’ perspectives.

Pilz Australia appoints new Safety Services Engineer

11 April, 2011

Pilz Australia appoints Serg Ivkovic as Safety Services Engineer.

Predicting who will cause workplace safety incidents

22 March, 2011 by John Richards*

Under the existing and soon-to-be-released new workplace health and safety regulations, employers are obligated to ensure their workplaces are safe. While the focus of that responsibility has largely been on the workplace itself, work practices, safety systems and education, compliance to these regulations extends beyond just the workplace - it encompasses staff attitudes and their propensity to safety. But how do employers ensure the staff they recruit are going to be safe?

ACT Work Safety Commissioner reappointed

17 January, 2011

The ACT Work Safety Commissioner has recently been reappointed to the role for a further five years.

Keeping holiday work safe and fair for young employees

17 December, 2010

Anticipating the influx of thousands of youths into the workplace over the holiday period, SafeWork SA reminds employers of their legal duties for the safety and fair pay of these young people.

WorkSafe announces new leader for health and safety in Victoria

29 September, 2010

WorkSafe Victoria has announced that the organisation’s Deputy Chief Executive, Ian Forsyth, will assume responsibility for leading WorkSafe’s health and safety operations.

Achieving a work-life balance

19 August, 2010

SafeWork SA has launched a new website aimed at helping workers better manage their work and personal responsibilities.

Mal Meninga named Queensland safety ambassador

26 July, 2010

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has announced rugby legend Mal Meninga as its safety ambassador for this year.

Third prosecution after apprentice burnt in workplace prank

02 July, 2010

Another apprentice has been convicted and fined by WorkSafe Victoria over a senseless workplace ‘prank’ where a workmate was set on fire.

New Executive Director Health and Safety at WorkSafe Victoria

03 May, 2010

Cath Bowtell has been appointed as WorkSafe Victoria’s Executive Director Health and Safety, replacing John Merritt.

Purchaser demand should influence commercial vehicle safety

01 April, 2010

Commercial vehicles are the workhorses of Australian industry and therefore the acknowledged ‘workplaces’ of many drivers. These vehicles all carry a very precious cargo - humans. While the safety standards of roads and vehicles in general have improved in recent years, more needs to be done to provide a safer ‘workplace’ for the thousands of workers whose job is ‘on the road’.

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