Monthly Archives: February 2016

 

High pressure water jet injection injury

What happened? A worker conducting a pre-start check on a truck-mounted high pressure (28,000 psi) water jet blaster sustained a lower abdominal injury when the water jet blaster hose ruptured near the gun (photo 1) piercing the protective shroud on the hose (photo 2) and striking the worker. The worker was attended to by paramedics […]

Joining the dots: Safety, Systems, Performance and the road to success

Investigations, business auditing and businesses striving for excellence all have common links that we can learn from and apply to our business, large and small. A business with a aligned objectives and targets that applies a systematic approach increases its opportunity to reduce costs, keep its people safe, retain smart people and achieve its goals. […]

making you think from the heart, workplace safety great add

If your workers aren’t safe, then neither are you WorkSafe Victoria has launched a powerful new public awareness campaign showing the impact that a serious injury can have on a workplace. The campaign, which contrasts people experiencing typical, everyday frustrations against the trauma of serious workplace incidents, is aimed squarely at employers. According to WorkSafe […]

Female construction worker subjected to assaults, bullying and rape threats, awarded $1.3 million

A female road construction worker subjected to assaults, sexual harassment, bullying and rape threats at a Melbourne workplace has won a $1.3 million payout. Melbourne woman Kate Mathews sued Winslow Constructors for abuse, bullying and sexual harassment over the two years she worked there as a labourer. The Victorian Supreme Court heard that between August […]

Why crane safety is important

Australia is a county that is experiencing great growth and development, thanks largely to our healthy economy and a growing population that needs places to work, live and grow. As a result of this development there are a huge number of building sites and workplaces where property development companies and builders are erecting apartment towers, […]

Man falls to his death at Carlton construction site

A man died when he fell 20 metres down a lift shaft at a construction site in Carlton yesterday. It is understood the man, in his early 50s, was working on a wooden platform inside the lift shaft when the platform failed and he fell to the ground. He died at the scene. WorkSafe is […]
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Crane falls on Brisbane construction site

THE man who died after an elevated work platform toppled at Newstead has been remembered as a devoted family man and widely respected photographer, as his son recovers from surgery. Chris Powell, 41, and his son Brendan, 17, were in the bucket of the machine taking photographs of the vacant site last night when it […]

The company would have been fined $400,000 if it had not pleaded guilty

The company that put advertising signage on a Melbourne wall that collapsed and killed three people has been fined $250,000.Siblings Bridget and Alexander Jones and Frenchwoman Marie-Faith Fiawoo died after the freestanding brick wall fell onto Swanston Street in the CBD in March 28, 2013.Aussie Signs Pty Ltd were handed a $250,000 fine in the […]

Looking for some FREE advice, this is a great program that WorkSafe provides

Free safety advice that comes to you! The WorkSafe OHS Essentials Program is a free safety consultation service delivered by an independent occupational health and safety (OHS) consultant. The consultant will come to your workplace, help you identify hazards and provide a practical safety action plan. They’ll also provide a follow up service to see […]
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