Tougher laws. Safer workplaces

Workplace manslaughter is now a jailable offence. If you fail to do your job, we'll do ours, and make sure you face the law.

We're enforcing tougher laws to create safer workplaces

Putting people's lives at risk in the workplace will not be tolerated. It's every employer's responsibility to make sure their employees stay safe at work and return home every day. If you fail to do your job, we'll do ours, and make sure you face the law.

Every employee deserves to be safe at work and return home every day.

In 2021


29,400  

WorkSafe accepted over 29,400 claims from injured workers.


66  

Tragically 66 Victorians died as a result of workplace incidents.


Countless  

People affected by every workplace death.

Workplace manslaughter is now a jailable offence

The new law is designed to strengthen workplace safety in Victoria. It aims to prevent workplace death and provide a strong deterrent for officers, organisations and employers to comply with their OHS obligations. It will see tougher penalties where a workplace death is caused by criminal negligence.

Reduce risks in your industry

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Employers and other duty holders

If you're already complying with your OHS duties, you are doing the right thing. If you're not complying, the consequences for not thinking about workplace risk can be much more severe.

Workplace manslaughter information