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Lights, camera... safety!

Lights, camera... safety!

As pioneers of a number of OHS video campaigns, WorkSafe Victoria are leading the charge to broadcast the OHS message to a broad demographic.

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Top 5 SunSmart tips to keep you safe all year round

Top 5 SunSmart tips to keep you safe all year round

Summer may have come to an end but UV is still high and it's important to remember to protect yourself all year round. Let's face it, it's still pretty warm out there...

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Construction Safety Focus – Demolition

Construction Safety Focus – Demolition

Unsafe demolition can put your workers or the public at risk of injury or even death. WorkSafe inspectors will visit construction sites in November and December to ensure that demolition works are planned, and being undertaken safely.

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Working close to electrics: what you need to know

Working close to electrics: what you need to know

This bulletin's OHS roundup focuses on electrics and for those working close to them. The below links share Worksafe approved informiton about what you need to do to prevent accidents from happening.

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Worksafe urge workplaces to do more after 'horror 2016'

Worksafe urge workplaces to do more after 'horror 2016'

We are disappointed to report that WorkSafe Victoria declared 2016 a 'horror year in terms' of fatalities.

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Take care or risk becoming a Christmas statistic

Take care or risk becoming a Christmas statistic

Workers and employers must put safety first in the busy lead-up to Christmas to prevent workplace fatalities.

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Be sewer-safe: entry without accreditation risks prosecution

Be sewer-safe: entry without accreditation risks prosecution

28 May 2016 - Entry into the sewer environment can lead to injuries and fatalities, and South East Water has strict requirements and notification protocols associated with this work.

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3rd International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management

3rd International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management

The 3rd International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre this November with over 320 delegates in attendance to hear thought provoking presentations and opinions from industry leaders on how to manag

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OHS regulations information sessions

OHS regulations information sessions

You're invited to a free information session on the changes proposed to the regulations that cover occupational health and safety, and equipment public safety in Victoria.

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Attitudes to residential asbestos assessments

Attitudes to residential asbestos assessments

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) recently commissioned a report to better understand current availability and use of asbestos assessments in the residential sector.

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Five steps to prevent the flu speading in the workplace

Five steps to prevent the flu speading in the workplace

Sick workers dragging themselves into the office are costing the Australian economy more than $34 billion a year, indicates a new report.

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April Safety Round Up

April Safety Round Up

Are you prepared for a WorkSafe Inspector? How taking short cuts can lead to hefty fines, and EOIs for the Victorian Disability Advisory Council.

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Discover how HALT is helping plumbers

Discover how HALT is helping plumbers

If you attended World Plumbing Day at PICAC, you would have seen Jeremy Forbes from HALT (Hope Assistance Local Tradies), speaking about how they connect tradies with support services that can help them with issues such as anxiety, depression and suicide.

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The great cover up – staying protected in the sun

The great cover up – staying protected in the sun

Did you know that if you’re a plumber working outdoors, you have a 60% higher chance of developing skin cancer than a plumber who works indoors?

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Plumbing Industry Guide to Safety 2016/17 now available

Plumbing Industry Guide to Safety 2016/17 now available

A Safe Workplace Means Safe Workers

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WorkSafe Safety Alert - Maintenance and Repair of Commercial Vehicles

WorkSafe Safety Alert - Maintenance and Repair of Commercial Vehicles

Are you at risk because you're driving a vehicle that is not well maintained? Click below for free advice from WorkSafe Victoria on how to minimise the risks.

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New Information Sheets from Safe Work Australia

New Information Sheets from Safe Work Australia

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Become a Health and Safety Inspector

Become a Health and Safety Inspector

Job Opportunity - WorkSafe Victoria Health and Safety Inspectors

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WorkSafe Investigates Employers that fail to report serious incidents

WorkSafe Investigates Employers that fail to report serious incidents

WorkSafe’s Enforcement Group are currently performing a comparative data analysis of WorkCover Claims and hospital admission with a view of prosecuting employers that fail to report serious incidents.

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Don't miss out! Register now for our WHS Management Workshop on 22 February

Don't miss out! Register now for our WHS Management Workshop on 22 February

Registrations close Friday 12 February - don't miss out! This Workshop is a MUST for all plumbing employers.

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Construction Safety Focus – Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Toolkit

Construction Safety Focus – Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Toolkit

Musculoskeletal injuries are the most common injuries affecting Victorian construction workers. Here's what you need to minimise the risk.

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WorkSafe urge caution after boom lift fatality at South Wharf

WorkSafe urge caution after boom lift fatality at South Wharf

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Worksafe approved induction processes for temporary or apprentice level workers

Worksafe approved induction processes for temporary or apprentice level workers

As you settle into 2017 it may be timely to review your induction processes for new employees, especially if you have been recruiting temps or apprentices.

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Preventing falling objects on midrise structures

Preventing falling objects on midrise structures

Members are reminded that they have a responsibility to control hazards and risks associated with falling objects on both commercial and domestic installations.

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