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Produce company fined $300,000 for unsafe systems of work

25 February, 2021

Zerella Holdings has been fined $300,000 after a worker sustained serious injuries from being dragged into a water pit with a moving agitator.


Driving drowsy? Understanding driver fatigue

22 February, 2021 by Craig Cockerton, Chief Operating Officer, Fleetcoach | Supplied by: Fleetcoach

A mistake behind the wheel can have enormous consequences. Think about the last time you drove while you were tired.


Diesel fuel tank explosion claims life of worker

18 February, 2021

A 35-year-old man has died in a fuel tank explosion at an engine repair business in Fieldstone.


Engineering controls for dust in bulk material processing

15 February, 2021 by Sean Kinder, Field Applications Engineer, Kinder Australia | Supplied by: Kinder Australia Pty Ltd

Engineering controls are the first line of defence against dust in bulk material processing, as a field applications engineer explains.


Safety alerts issued for NT cattle, construction industries

12 February, 2021

NT WorkSafe has released two safety alerts, following serious incidents in the cattle industry and the construction industry.


BodyGuard i-Tag Pedestrian Detection Safety and Warning System

01 February, 2021 | Supplied by: BodyGuard Safety Solutions

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


WorkSafe Qld issues safety alert over mobile plant

27 January, 2021

WorkSafe Queensland has urged employers to implement safety control measures, after a man sustained head injuries when he fell from a water tank.


Loxton man killed by vehicle in workplace accident

22 January, 2021

A man in his 60s has died in a workplace accident in Loxton, after being struck by his own truck. SafeWork SA is investigating the incident.


SWA releases guidance for maintaining elevated work platforms

21 January, 2021

Safe Work Australia has published guidance for inspecting and maintaining elevated work platforms, such as scissor lifts or self-propelled boom lifts.


CR Mining GRIPAssist ground engaging tool (GET) safety solution

17 December, 2020 | Supplied by: CR

The GRIPAssist ground engaging tool (GET) safety solution from CR Mining minimises human contact with GET, improving safety standards for operators.


Degloving incident costs Mildura juice company $30,000

11 December, 2020

Lencia Fruit Juices Pty Ltd has been fined $30,000 after a worker's hand was sucked into an unguarded bottling machine, resulting in nerve damage.


Pneumatic isolators quieten noise, vibration and harshness

08 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd

As cases of industrial deafness rise in the Australian workforce, Air Springs Supply suggests using Firestone Airmount isolators, which silence noise from machinery.


Avoiding alarm failure: upgrading obsolete alarm systems

04 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Omniflex (Australia) Pty Ltd

Upgrading obsolete alarm systems doesn't need to be costly or disruptive, but is essential for safe operation of all industrial or manufacturing facilities.


Transport and logistics company charged over 2018 incident

02 December, 2020

K. & S. Freighters has been charged with breaching work health and safety laws, after a 2018 incident at an Adelaide depot left a worker with serious injuries.


Report released following worker injury at Appin North Mine

02 December, 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has released a report investigating an incident at Appin North Mine in which a worker sustained permanent injuries to his foot.


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