“At WorkSafe Victoria we explored whether our people had similar financial wellbeing needs to what global research suggests. The outcome is that they do have financial wellbeing and literacy needs, despite being a skilled workforce.
Reducing workplace harm
WorkSafe strives to prevent workplace injuries, illness and fatalities and for more than 35 years has raised the standard of health and safety in Victorian workplaces.
We use a range a tools and tactics to ensure workplaces are safer. This includes inspections, campaigns, education programs, targeted interventions, guidance, warnings, enforcement and prosecutions.
We educate, support and guide Victorian workplaces to provide a safe environment for their workers. We also hold negligent employers to account and enforce occupational health and safety laws if workers are subjected to risk or harm. Victoria remains one of the safest places in the world to work today and we are proud of our role in this.
Improving outcomes for injured workers
While preventing injuries is always our first preference and priority, when a workplace injury does occur, our job – and our focus – is on improving outcomes for those who are injured. Supporting them to recover and, where possible, return to safe work.
We provide a range of benefits including weekly income payments, hospital, medical and allied health treatment, personal and household help, common law benefits and lump sums for permanent impairment.” – WorkSafe Victoria
Naturally, being apart of the FIAP community aligns to WorkSafe Victoria’s ethos of harm reduction and prevention.