Woman’s arm severed by machinery - 21.3.16
A woman has lost her arm after it was severed by machinery at a Myrrhee business in Victoria on Wednesday afternoon. It is believed the woman was attempting to grab something attached to the shaft of the processing machine when her arm was pulled and detached. The Border Mail... Read more.
Safety campaign aims to show impact of serious injuries in the workplace - 1.3.16
A new public awareness campaign has been launched by WorkSafe Victoria showing how the impact of serious injuries in the workplace. The ‘Really Bad Day’ campaign shows the consequences for workers, employers, businesses, and workplaces when there is a workplace injury or fatality. WorkSafe Chief Executive Clare Amies said... Read more.
Death at work not acceptable, says WorkSafe Director - 11.1.16
WorkSafe Victoria Executive Director of Health and Safety Marnie Williams expressed her disappointment over the recent deaths of two workers in Victoria last week and once again reminded all workers and businesses the importance of making safety a priority. “This is a truly devastating start to 2016 and the... Read more.
Young electrician electrocuted in Victoria - 6.1.16
A young electrician has been electrocuted while working on the roof of a retail outlet in the northern suburb of Dallas in Melbourne’s north on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency services were called to Dallas Shopping Centre about 1.15pm but the 24-year-old electrician died at the scene. A person conducting a... Read more.
New guideline on isolating hazardous energies on WA mine sites released - 21.12.15
A new guideline on isolating hazardous energies on Western Australian mine sites has been released by the Department of Mines and Petroleum. State Mining Engineer Andrew Chaplyn said the guideline was developed using input from attendees at the 2014 Mines Safety Roadshow. “At the roadshows, we actively sought input... Read more.