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Job-Related Stress Compensation Claims Rise to $273 million

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Nov 25, 2014 8:14:00 PM

stress at workVictorian workplaces now hold witness to the job-related stress surging up with an astounding 58 compensation claims being approved for psychological injuries.

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Topics: Blog, Safe Work Australia

Diligent Commitment to Workplace Safety Delivers Impressive Result

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Nov 6, 2014 2:50:00 PM

1_safety award2The Victorian WorkCover Authority attributes the impressive financial results of 2013 and 2014 to the strong and diligent commitment that has been established on considerably improving the workplace safety for both employers and employees alike across the country.

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Topics: Blog, Safe Work Australia

Number of Work-Related Deaths in Australian Workplaces Lowest in 11 Years

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Sep 15, 2014 10:44:00 PM

thumb_depositphotos_13130669_mAccording to the most recent report entitled “Work-Related Traumatic Fatalities, Australia, 2014,” Safe Work Australia, the country’s leading advocate in the development of national regulations to improve work health and safety arrangements across the country, released data that Australian workplaces earned the title of having the lowest number of fatalities in 11 years. The report particularly indicated that only 191 workers died from injuries incurred while at work in 2013.

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Topics: Blog, Safe Work Australia

Farm Injuries at a New Low; Workplace Safety Still a Priority

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Sep 15, 2014 10:41:00 PM

work safety - farm safetyThe Victorian WorkCover Authority released the latest figures showing that farm injury claims have decreased by more than 14 percent for the past 12 months and the lowest reported for the last 10-year period.

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Topics: Blog, Safe Work Australia

November & December: Most Dangerous Time of the Year

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Dec 2, 2013 11:24:54 PM

thumb_depositphotos_24052823_mAccording to a study conducted by WorkSafe Victoria, November and December are the most dangerous periods of a year in workplaces. As a result, Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich Phillips made an appeal to every Victorian employer and employee to take precautionary measures and extra care during the last weeks going into Christmas.

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Topics: Blog, Safe Work Australia