Room for improvement as year long WorkSafe crackdown reveals thousands of safety breaches

There is room for improvement for businesses across the state after WorkSafe issued more than 2000 improvement notices as part of a crackdown on workplace health and safety breaches.

Manual handling, damaged storage racking, unsafe scaffolding, inappropriate storage of dangerous goods, insufficient return to work plans for injured workers and poor forklift traffic management were among the issues identified during the campaign.

Over the past 12 months as part of the Safe Towns, Safer Work Zones campaign, WorkSafe inspectors visited small businesses in 13 regional and suburban areas which had a high injury rate or which had not been visited before.

Read more in the attached document.

Worksafe Victoria News Release 170611

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