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Memorandum of Understanding on

Memorandum of Understanding on the regulation of dangerous goods transportation by rail in NSW, NT, SA, TAS, and VIC between The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (‘ONRSR’) and NSW Environment Protection Authority NT WorkSafe SafeWork SA WorkCover NSW WorkSafe Tasmania Victorian WorkCover Authority (‘Competent Authorities’)   original source: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/162082/Dangerous-Goods-MOU-HWSA-and-ONRSR-Signed-v1-April-2015.pdf

Company charged over Southbank crane collapse

Following a comprehensive investigation into the crane collapse at 42 Balston St, Southbank in August 2015, WorkSafe has charged GC Crane Hire Pty Ltd, trading as General Cranes, with two breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. The charges, which have been filed in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, are: One charge contrary to […]

Australia: Victorian OHS penalties set to top $3m: Now in line with rest of Australia

The maximum penalty for a company found to have recklessly endangered a person in a workplace under the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) has been doubled to more than $3 million. The Treasury and Finance Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (Treasury and Finance Bill) was passed with bi-partisan support by the Victorian […]

Controlling entanglement risks

Controlling entanglement risks This safety alert provides information for employers and workers about how to control the risk of entanglement when using plant and machinery Background Workers are at high risk of entanglement when working near powered plant such as farm machinery. Loose clothing, hair, gloves, jewellery, cleaning brushes, rags or other materials can become […]

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 […]

A company was convicted and fined $250,000

A company was convicted and fined $250,000 in the County Court this week over the death of a driver who died when a loading ramp he was standing on collapsed at an abattoir in Stawell. Frewstal Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to three counts under the 2004 OHS Act of failing to ensure that people other […]

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