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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.

Autonomous shipping: are self-driving ships the safer future?

16 October, 2020

Australian Maritime College researcher Dr Reza Emad believes that commercial shipping will see more remotely controlled ships by 2030 — improving safety and efficiency.

Safety alert issued after worker falls from trailer

06 October, 2020

A truck driver has sustained serious injuries after falling from his trailer, prompting a safety alert to be issued about the risk of falls from trucks and trailers.

Freak accident leads to serious injuries and $30K fine

15 September, 2020

A cattle company in Central Australia has pleaded guilty and been fined $30,000 after a freak accident left two workers seriously injured.

RCT Muirhead Speed Gates

12 August, 2020

The Muirhead Speed Gates from RCT can be applied to any type of materials handling equipment, to ensure all industrial vehicles are travelling at safe speeds.

Efficient and secure: how data management of the future supports safer work practices

10 August, 2020

Whilst the majority of record keeping has moved to the digital world, manual faxing still remains a staple of worksites.

NT worker dies falling from the tracks of an excavator

04 August, 2020

On 29 July, a 37-year-old worker died at a construction site in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory after falling from the tracks of an excavator.

Vic hire company fined $85,000 after worker death

30 July, 2020

A Victorian equipment hire company has been fined $85,000 following the death of a worker who was loading lift equipment onto a truck.

Two Victorian lives claimed in "tragic 48 hours"

29 July, 2020

Two workers have died in separate incidents in what WorkSafe Victoria has described as "a tragic 48 hours". It brings the state's toll to 42 for 2020.

Preventing death and serious injury when felling trees

24 July, 2020

After a man was fatally struck by a tree while felling it with a chainsaw, WorkCover Queensland has issued guidance to prevent similar incidents in future.

Managing mobile crane work health and safety risks

10 July, 2020

After a young worker was seriously injured while operating a mobile crane, WorkCover Queensland has urged PCBUs to manage the WHS risks when using mobile cranes.

Bunzl Safety Sany+Air Sanitiser Compressor

01 July, 2020

The Sany+Air Sanitiser Compressor from Bunzl Safety is a low-pressure, oil-free compressor that can spray sanitising products with very little air.

Digital twin technology levels up construction safety

30 June, 2020

Digital twin technology could transform construction by teaching users how to evaluate hazards from the safety of afar, and may remove the need to be present onsite altogether.

Risks of not effectively immobilising vehicles

15 June, 2020

WorkCover Queensland is urging PCBUs to ensure trucks, trailers and mobile plant are safely immobilised, after a worker was seriously injured by a frontend loader.

Safety at work — how can machine tools and systems operate safely and efficiently?

01 May, 2020

With its extensive range of Safety@work products, Leuze electronic optimises collaboration between man and machine.

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