OHS News — Victoria

Failure to install traffic management resulted in driver’s death

Failure to install traffic management resulted in driver’s death

A towing company has been convicted and fined $275,000 on the August 4, 2017 over an incident in which an employee loading a boom crane onto a truck parked on a suburban road was struck and seriously injured by a van, resulting in the employee dying several days later from his injury.    WorkSafe Victoria said the JMAL Group, of Sunshine North, pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to provide a safe system of work, and one charge of failing to ensure that persons other than employees were not exposed to risks to their health and safety arising from...

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Gender violence still an OHS issue

Gender violence still an OHS issue

Female members of the CFMEU led a protest on 20 July 2017, against violence in the workplace after a female organiser from the Victorian Trade Hall Council was threatened with violence. A manager from Element Five/VCON sent an abusive email to the organiser who had been campaigning against the company’s safety record. According to the CFMEU, the rally outside the offices of Element Five/VCON aimed to expose the company’s inadequate response to this incident of gendered violence. The CFMEU say that gendered violence is a significant workplace OHS matter, which they believe is still being swept under the carpet in...

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