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.
WorkSafe accepted over 27,000 claims from injured workers.
24 workplace fatalities
Tragically 24 Victorians died as a result of workplace incidents.
Countless the number of people affected by every workplace death.
Every employee deserves to be safe at work and return home every day
Tougher laws. Safer workplaces - 30sec (PG)
1 July 2020
Workplace manslaughter is now a jailable offence
The Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and Other Matters) Act 2019 is now in effect, commencing 1 July 2020.
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.
Resources to help reduce health and safety risks in your workplace
Construction is Victoria's fifth largest industry with more than 240,000 workers.
Victoria is home to over 13,000 manufacturers employing around 280,000 people.
Victoria is Australia's largest producer with more than 29,000 businesses.
Victoria's new workplace manslaughter offences
Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations
WorkSafe Victoria inspectors: How inspectors support and enforce health and safety at work
OHS Essentials program
What to expect if your workplace is inspected by WorkSafe
Do your own inspection
Safety action plan
12 ways to make small business safer: A handbook for workplaces
Compliance codes and codes of practice