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Safety intervention in Victoria

24 July 2008

WorkSafe has announced a comprehensive program of intervention activities to take place over the next 12 months, targeting the food and beverage, automotive, metals and chemicals industries, among others. These industries have been determined as being in need of improvement based on workers compensation claims and reported incidents.

Safety information in Victoria
Safety information in Victoria

“Most employers believe WorkSafe should adopt a stronger stance toward those who breach OHS laws, because poor performance undermines those who are doing their best.” WorkSafe’s Executive Director, John Merritt claimed

WorkSafe takes a constructive approach to its enforcement work and provides a wide range of services and publications to help businesses and workers understand their safety obligations.

Merritt said WorkSafe’s inspection strategy for 2008 would use advice and assistance, as well as Improvement and Prohibition Notices, as primary enforcement tools.

Worksafe services include- a free three-hour safety consultancy; a wide range of publications to show how to deal with common hazards in various industries and identification of the main causes of injury in specific occupations help business operators and workers understand what’s at stake.

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