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April Safety Round Up

Are you prepared for a WorkSafe Inspector?

Last year, there were 26,757 workplace injuries and WorkSafe Victoria conducted almost 40,000 inspections of Victorian workplaces and issued 16,500 improvement notices.   

Employers face a criminal conviction and significant fines if found guilty of breaching OHS laws so there are lots of ways you can improve safety in your workplace.

To learn more about what inspectors look for, plus ways to continuously improve the safety of your workplace, click here.

Don't take shortcuts - you may end up out of pocket and with a WorkSafe prosecution

Members are reminded that taking short cuts, even on a 15 minute job, can lead to injury, time in court and fines from WorkSafe.

Two brothers who run a Warrnambool roofing business are almost $10,000 out of pocket after an accident and WorkSafe prosecution.

The charges related to two incidents, one an accident which involved a worker falling through a roof in April last year and suffering a broken wrist.

Another charge related to WorkSafe officers making observations while workers were on a roof of a building around the corner from the WorkSafe office about a month later.

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Expressions of interest for the Victorian Disability Advisory Council

The Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, the Hon. Martin Foley MP, is pleased to invite applications from Victorian residents who have a disability or are a carer of a person with a disability to become members of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council .

This is an exciting opportunity to advise the Minister on initiatives to increase the participation of people with a disability in the Victorian community.

The Council is established under the Disability Act 2006. Members are appointed by the Governor-in-Council for up to three years from 1 July 2016.

Applications are due by 4.00 pm on 7 May 2016 via the Get On Board website: www.getonboard.vic.gov.au

For more information or if you have any accessibility requirements in applying, please contact Miriam McDonough, Department of Health and Human Services, on (03) 9096 7809 or 1300 880 043 (free call), TTY (03) 13 3677 or vdac@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Information is available in Easy English and in large format through the Get On Board website or by contacting Miriam McDonough.