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2016 a horror year for workplace safety

Victorian workplaces must do more in 2017 to prioritise safety following a horror year in which 26 people lost their lives at work. The warning from WorkSafe Victoria follows the worst year for fatalities since 2009. Of the 26 fatalities last year: • The youngest was 21 and the oldest was 94 • 23 were […]

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Man dies while unloading trailer

WorkSafe is investigating the death of a man at a factory in Pakenham yesterday. The man, 32, was preparing to help unload an industrial oven from a trailer when it fell on him. He suffered crush injuries and died at the scene. The incident took place at around 3.20pm. The man’s death takes the number […]

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Retailers urged not to discount safety during sales rush

Workers and employers in Victoria’s retail sector are being urged to focus more closely on workplace safety during the busy end of financial year sales period. WorkSafe inspectors are visiting retail stores across the state and are paying particular attention to poor manual handling practices, which account for around half of the injuries in the […]

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Entry deadline for 2015 WorkSafe Awards

It is not too late for businesses and employees with a passion for improving workplace health and safety to enter the 2015 WorkSafe Victoria Awards. The prestigious awards, now in their 27th year, close on Friday, 26 June. WorkSafe Chief Executive Claire Amies said the awards were designed to recognise the ideas and the passion […]

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Driver injured in truck rollover near Talwood

Note: Picture used for illustrative purpose only.  Emergency services were called to an incident where a driver was trapped in the wreckage of a rolled truck near Talwood on Friday afternoon.The man was freed and treated at the scene before being airlifted to hospital with suspected leg injuries. He travelled in a stable condition. On […]

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Teamwork the medicine that helps injured workers back

A major public awareness campaign about the importance of helping injured workers get back to work was launched on Sunday.WorkSafe’s acting chief executive, Clare Amies, said the new campaign aimed to alert everyone involved in an injured worker’s rehabilitation – the injured worker, the worker’s family, the employer, the GP and other health professionals – […]

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New light on inadequate incident reporting

Safety controls in the mining industry will receive new scrutiny in a crackdown on risk reporting after deficiencies were found in relation to a series of deaths.The marked increase in the number of mining deaths around the nation in 2014 brought criticism from the unions about worker inexperience and cost cutting measures leading to accidents, […]

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Falling asleep created safety risk

Note: Picture used for illustrative purpose only.  An employer has been ordered to reinstate a worker who was sacked for defying his fatigue-management training by falling asleep on the job.The Fair Work Commission found that while the MSS Security Pty Ltd worker failed to properly assess his own fitness for work, which was “fundamentally inconsistent” […]

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Border inspections target unsafe construction work

Builders across the Albury and Wodonga region are being urged to review safety on construction sites ahead of planned WorkSafe and WorkSafe Victoria inspections in June.Inspectors from WorkSafe Victoria and WorkSafe NSW will again join forces as part of the Cross Border project, aimed at educating local builders, contractors and workers about construction safety requirements […]

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New changes to safe work at heights rules

By Carl Sachs The extra risks associated with roof anchors on single-storey buildings has again been highlighted in the newly revised workplace falls model code of practice. Safe Work Australia published a revision of the model Code of Practice, Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces (“Code”) in March. Chief among the changes to the […]

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Find trainer’s with new and improved system

Find Trainer’s If you are interested in getting your High Risk Licence, or perhaps considering getting your Excavator or Dozer ticket and wondering where to go?  The Easy Guides website has an easy solution for you to easily find trainer’s. We have updated our Find Trainers page and it is easier and better than ever before. With […]

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Working into the New Year

The new year has come and it will be an exciting year for us here at Easy Guides Australia. 2014 had been a big year for us with several new products released and improving the user experience and the look and feel of previous products. Now we are in 2015 and the Easy Guides team […]

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Safety a priority in 2015

The scary facts about work safety. We lost 23 people in Victoria last year due to poor safety and training not being up to date. Following is an excerpt from Work Safe Victoria: A total of 23 people died in Victorian workplaces last year, according to provisional figures released today by the Victorian WorkCover Authority […]

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Easy Guides is on the move!

Easy Guides is in ‘travel mode’ this week and will be visiting both the ACT and Tasmania. Easy Guides is delighted to be showing our products at this event. The open days will give industry, training companies, trainers and the public an opportunity to learn more about High Risk Licensing. This will include:

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