New figures released by the Victorian OHS regulator, WorkSafe Victoria, show that unsafe manual handling persists as the biggest worry for government OHS regulators and that means an ongoing legal problem for workplaces that are not managing the risk of their manual work.
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Each January the Victorian OHS regulator, WorkSafe Victoria, solemnly publishes the list of those killed at work in the previous year. Last year the Victorian toll was 26 - the highest for eight years and six more than in 2015.
The total was so high WorkSafe Victoria’s Health and Safe..
“Underestimation” of the risk of hazardous manual handling by employers is the main reason workers are still being injured while moving materials at work.
This is the view of Deloitte Access Economics, the prominent economics think tank that provides practical advice on public polic..
One of the warnings coming from Victoria’s health and safety month in October was that WorkSafe Victoria inspectors are turning up the heat on manual handling risk. And when the Victorian regulator acts on a specific issue other major state regulators are usually doing the same or not fa..