SafetyNet 471

Welcome to the first edition of SafetyNet for 2019. 

Unfortunately, it has been a tragic start to the year, with four fatalities in Victoria already. No worker should lose their life at work.

The entire OHS team at the VTHC is now back from leave, and we have a number of activities coming up which we hope Victorian HSRs will participate in. See details below. While several employers were prosecuted at the end of 2018 for worker fatalities (see Prosecutions, below), no fine can make up for the death of a worker.

As always, we welcome any comments - good or bad - or if you have a news story you would like published, tell us by sending an email here. (Please don't 'reply' to your email).

Remember: To keep up to date and informed between editions of SafetyNet, go to our We Are Union: OHS Reps Facebook page, and for those who are HSRs and/or passionate about health and safety, join the OHS Network page, a safe place to raise and discuss issues: check it out and ask to join.

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