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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. 

Importance of up-to-date alarm annunciators

24 October, 2019 by Gary Bradshaw*

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.

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.

Angle grinder kicks back, injures worker

03 October, 2019

A South Australian worker has sustained serious injuries after the angle grinder he was using became jammed and kicked back into his face.

Pinnacle New Switching Device Safety Mat System

02 October, 2019

Pinnacle's switching device safety mats are pressure-sensitive products that help stop hazardous machines operating in the presence of a worker.

Falling counterweight prompts safety alert

25 September, 2019

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a safety alert after a hoist failure on a mining site caused a 20 t counterweight to fall 30 m from its operating position.

Universities test widely used concrete screw anchors

09 September, 2019 by Bert Heinrich*

Australian researchers are using Enerpac hydraulics to test strength and resistance to pull-out failure of screw anchors, Enerpac's Bert Heinrich explains.

Have you recently reviewed your traffic management arrangements?

30 August, 2019 by Gina Capasso*

If you're an owner/operator of premises in an industrial park, this recent case regarding traffic management may be of interest to you.

Two workers killed after being crushed by forklifts

13 August, 2019

Forklifts and associated loads can cause serious crush injuries, WHS Queensland warned after two workers died in separate forklift-related incidents.

Does technology really make work safer?

01 August, 2019 by Peter Hern*

There is a growing dependence on automated processes and robots in industrial workplaces. But does this technology make workplaces safer?

Broken crane sheave prompts release of safety guidelines

01 July, 2019

Guidelines for safe mobile crane use have been released after a nylon hoist rope sheave failed in May, causing the load to drop and the sheave to break.

IDEC HS1T safety interlock switch

25 June, 2019

IDEC Corporation's HS1T interlock switch provides 5000 N of locking force and can be used on large doors and equipment to prevent hazard exposure.

maxon BLDC motor

27 May, 2019

The maxon BLDC motor offers the advantages of both outrunner and inrunner brushless DC motors.

Hydro Innovations Venturi-Aeration unit

14 May, 2019

The Hydro Innovations Venturi-Aeration unit is an aerator that can be used in conjunction with a self-priming pump.

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