A Victorian diving company that conducts water tank and irrigation inspections and repairs has been fined $730,000 by WorkSafe for repeatedly putting workers' lives in danger.
WorkSafe Victoria has awarded over AUD$2 million in funding to reduce workplace harm and improve outcomes for injured workers.
The grants were awarded in the 2021-22 funding round to projects that employ innovative methods to improve safety in a variety of workplaces, and range from using wearable technology to reducing psycho-social harm.
WorkSafe Chief Executive Officer Colin Radford said each of the nine projects was chosen for its focus on prevention, promotion of knowledge and confidence, and community value.
Grants for the 2022-23 funding round will be announced on the WorkSafe website in the coming months, so if you have a project in mind to improve safety and reduce harm in your workplace, keep an eye on the WorkSafe website for information on how to apply and what projects are eligible.