It is pointless for companies to introduce safe behaviour programs when there is a distrust between employees and management, according to Professor Andrew Hopkins of the Australian National University.
Farm death and injury toll continues to rise during harvest
The deaths of two farmers in Victoria in less than a week and the hospitalisation of two farm workers with life-threatening injuries has prompted WorkSafe Victoria to issue an urgent call for those working on farms to remain extra vigilant.
A reservoir bricklaying company which potentially risked a collapse at a Victorian construction site by overloading scaffolding by more than double the safe limit has been convicted and fined $100,000.
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