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Crane operator and company convicted for crane tip over

11 March, 2021

A crane and rigging business and its employee have been convicted for breaching WHS legislation after a crane tipped over, posing a risk of injury or death.

NT company facing charges after workers crushed

09 March, 2021

A mobile crane hire company is facing charges after an incident in which two workers were pinned beneath a 1.8-tonne switchboard, sustaining serious injuries.

Victorian six-week campaign puts farm safety in the spotlight

04 March, 2021

WorkSafe Victoria has launched a six-week campaign to highlight that farm deaths and injuries can happen to anyone who does not prioritise safety.

Why a happier outlook on life can make you a safer driver

01 March, 2021

Drivers who are stressed, rushing or otherwise unhappy are likely to make worse decisions behind the wheel than drivers who are happy; Fleetcoach explains why.

Driving drowsy? Understanding driver fatigue

22 February, 2021 by Craig Cockerton, Chief Operating Officer, Fleetcoach

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

Engineering controls for dust in bulk material processing

15 February, 2021 by Sean Kinder, Field Applications Engineer, Kinder Australia

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

Playing it safe: Swiss design engineers choose SICK safety solutions

11 February, 2021

Three tried-and-proven products from SICK assume the safety tasks in the various machine variants of the "Electric" from BalTec.

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.

Pneumatic isolators quieten noise, vibration and harshness

08 December, 2020

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

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

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.

Virtual safety simulator to help SA heavy vehicle drivers

05 November, 2020

Heavy vehicle drivers in South Australia will be able to practise navigating the South Eastern Freeway descent with a training simulator.

$660,000 enforceable undertaking to improve bus safety

03 November, 2020

Buslink NT will commit to $660,000 worth of improvements after a bus rollaway incident in 2017 led to the death of a bus driver.

Qld subcontractor fined $50K for near-miss work incident

20 October, 2020

A subcontractor working on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing has been fined $50,000 after an incident in which a mobile concrete pump tipped over at a worksite.

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