Take time, take care, and stay safe for your loved ones
The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s more important than ever to focus on safety in the workplace. When you rush and take shortcuts to get things done at work, the chances of making a mistake are very high and can lead to a serious injury or workplace fatality.
During the last 10 years
Of all workplace deaths happened in November and December.
Lives lost to workplace deaths during the holiday season.
The number of people affected by every workplace death.
One workplace death is far too many
Over the past decade 22% of all workplace fatalities have occurred in November and December, equating to 51 deaths in the workplace. One workplace death is far too many and the fact that that all these families will spend the holidays grieving for a loved one who died as the result of a workplace incident is devastating.
Resources to help you take extra care over the holiday season
Victoria is home to over 13,000 manufacturers employing around 280,000 people.
Construction is Victoria's fifth largest industry with more than 240,000 workers.
Victoria is Australia's largest producer with more than 29,000 businesses.
More than 360,000 Victorian's work in retail including casual and young workers.
This is a reminder for all Victorians to stay safe in the workplace
Don’t make the holidays a season they’ll want to forget. Take time, take care and stay safe for them.