The deaths of two men in work-related circumstances and a few "near misses" have prompted WorkSafe Victoria to renew calls of the importance of workplace safety.
A 44-year-old farmer recently died in a tractor incident in Yarrawonga and a 35-year-old man was also electrocuted at Spotswood, taking Victoria's work-related death toll for the year to 10.
A couple of work-related incidences had also left a number of people with serious injuries, according to WorkSafe general manager for operations, Lisa Sturzenegger.
Incidents include one involving a 20-year-old man who suffered burns to his body in the same Spotswood incident and a 25-year-old man who suffered a punctured lung after a trench collapsed on him in Templestowe.
"While investigations are at an early stage, these incidents are much more than a tragic reminder of the importance of workplace safety," she said.
"To have two workplace deaths in one week is devastating and they are felt by not only the workplace but by family, friends and the wider community and last a lifetime."
"What people don't always appreciate is that the incident that you manage to walk away from, the so-called ‘near-miss' is very often the one that in slightly different circumstances might have killed you or left someone with a major life-long injury.
The number of workplace incidents WorkSafe dealt within a week were way beyond what the community would hear about in the public domain, Sturzenegger said.
"We urge businesses, no matter the setting, location or size, to stop and have a think about hazards in their workplace."