Prosecutions

WorkSafe media releases on previous prosecutions

1 - Austin Health 

Last week WorkSafe issued a media release on the prosecution of Austin Health which was fined $30,000 in July after pleading guilty to failing to provide or maintain a safe working environment. The prosecution outcome was reported in SafetyNet 543In the media release WorkSafe Executive Director of Health and Safety Julie Nielsen said it was up to employers to keep their staff safe at work. "Experiencing violence and aggression should never be 'just a part of the job' for any healthcare worker, even when it's committed by people whose clinical condition may be affecting their judgement," Ms Nielsen said. Read more: WorkSafe media release

2 - SKM Services Pty Ltd 

This week there was a media release on the prosecution of Melbourne recycling company SKM Services Pty Ltd which was fined $115,000 over two separate incidents that left workers with serious injuries (reported in SafetyNet 545).
Read more: WorkSafe media release

There have been no new prosecutions announced in Victoria since last week - check WorkSafe's Prosecution Result Summaries and Enforceable Undertakings webpage if you want to check before next week's journal. 

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