One in four Victorian workers surveyed found to have high cholesterol30 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 Manager01 June, 2011 by
Elliotts has appointed Alan Metcalfe as General Manager.
SafeWork SA issues safety reminder as planking incidents increase24 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 month12 May, 2011
WorkSafe has renewed calls for workplace safety after four deaths in less than a month.
Three CEOs go undercover for WorkSafe Victoria02 May, 2011
Three Victorian CEOs recently went undercover to better understand safety from workers’ perspectives.
Pilz Australia appoints new Safety Services Engineer11 April, 2011
Pilz Australia appoints Serg Ivkovic as Safety Services Engineer.
Predicting who will cause workplace safety incidents22 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 reappointed17 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 employees17 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 Victoria29 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 balance19 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 ambassador26 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 prank02 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 Victoria03 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 safety01 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’.