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Safety alert issued on remote controlled plant operation

22 January, 2020

SafeWork Victoria has issued a reminder about safely operating remote controlled plant and equipment, following the death of an employee operating a crane.


Coalminer faces $1.5 million fine after truck collision

17 January, 2020

A NSW mining company is facing a $1.5 million fine, after a truck collision hospitalised one of its employees.


Ensuring tractor safety to minimise rollover accidents

15 January, 2020

Reduce the risk of rollover accidents when operating tractors by understanding the causes of overturns and following safe operating practices.


BodyGuard i-Tag Pedestrian Detection Safety and Warning System

13 January, 2020 | Supplied by: BodyGuard Safety Solutions

The BodyGuard-iTag pedestrian safety warning system is designed to ensure people remain a safe distance from mobile plants on a worksite.


Crushed hand leads to $55K fine for Campbellfield company

10 January, 2020 | Supplied by: WorkSafe Victoria

Lakeside Packaging has received a $55,000 fine after two people sustained serious hand injuries while operating a paper mill in the facility.


ACCC issues safety warning for quad bikes and SSVs

19 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

The ACCC has urged those riding quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles (SSVs) to stay safe, by wearing helmets and installing operator protection devices.


Narva Safety Light range

13 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Brown & Watson International

The Safety Light range from Narva features three options, all featuring high-power Cree 3 W LEDs for increased visibility in work sites.


Excavator bucket detaches from semiautomatic quick hitch, crushes leg

19 November, 2019

A worker's leg has been crushed after an excavator bucket unexpectedly disconnected from height during a house demolition.


Piloting a drone? You need to know these safety rules

13 November, 2019 by Simone Poulter* | Supplied by: Vanguard Wireless Pty Ltd

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are being used increasingly in industries such as construction. Simone Poulter sets out some need-to-know safety rules.


Machinery crushes abattoir worker

07 November, 2019

The 46-year-old worker died after being crushed by a hydraulically operated stainless steel bucket while manually handling goat carcasses.


Employers urged to ensure safe vehicle movement after several deaths

05 November, 2019

The warning comes after the results of a coronial inquest into a 2015 death were released and follows several other serious incidents involving vehicles. 


Meat slicer seriously injures worker

28 October, 2019

WHS Queensland is investigating after a young worker suffered serious hand injuries at a meat processing plant.


Importance of up-to-date alarm annunciators

24 October, 2019 by Gary Bradshaw* | Supplied by: Omniflex (Australia) Pty Ltd

Twenty-five years after a major explosion at a UK oil refinery, Omniflex's Gary Bradshaw explains the importance of up-to-date alarm annunciation.


Bridge crane falls, injures worker

21 October, 2019

A crane operator has been injured after a bridge crane's anchoring system failed, causing the crane to fall to the ground.


A semi-autonomous bulldozer hit an excavator: now we know why

15 October, 2019

A semi-autonomous bulldozer hit an excavator due to poor sight lines and a breakdown in communications, according to the NSW Resources Regulator.


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