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50 Victorian construction workers seriously injured every week

Posted On January 20, 2014

Prior to 2012, each state operated under different OHS laws, when the 2011 Work Health and Safety Act was introduced to ensure that each state took a harmonised approach to Work Health and Safety.


Warning over electrical safety in mines

Posted On December 6, 2013

WorkSafe Victoria recently issued a safety warning to mine operators on how to implement safety systems and install protective devices on electrical apparatus to prevent electric shock and electrocution.


Call for Victoria and Western Australia to harmonise OHS laws

Posted On November 29, 2013

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten recently called on Victoria and Western Australia to harmonise their OHS laws and introduce Bills based on the model Work Health and Safety Act.


Drilling company fined $170,000 over crane collapse

Posted On November 22, 2013

A drilling company in Victoria has been fined $170,000 after pleading guilty to an incident in which a falling gantry crane injured one man and narrowly missed several others working on a desalination pipeline project.


Three workers die in Victoria

Posted On November 15, 2013

There have been three workplace fatalities in five days in Victoria, highlighting the need for all businesses to make safety a priority, according to WorkSafe Victoria.


Third Melbourne airport proposed near Koo Wee Rup and Lang Lang

Posted On October 9, 2013

A THIRD major airport for Melbourne is a step closer with two possible sites identified on the city's southeast fringe.


How Melbourne Is Selling Commercial Property Owners on Green Retrofits

Posted On October 9, 2013

Last month, Melbourne took the number one spot in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Liveability report, for the third year running. The Economist calls it the "Melbourne supremacy."


South East set to benefit from $49m road upgrade

Posted On October 8, 2013

Major construction for the $49 million upgrade of Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road in Narre-Warren South and Cranbourne North has moved one step closer with the construction contract awarded to Winslow Constructors.


The construction industry is performing at its best since 2010, new results show

Posted On October 7, 2013

The construction industry has received a much-needed boost, with the latest results of a new survey showing the market is at its best point in over three years.


Ballarat West Employment Zone

Posted On October 2, 2013

Major Projects Victoria is partnering with the City of Ballarat and Regional Development Victoria to deliver the Ballarat West Employment Zone.


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