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Fencing contractor fined $25K for crushed hand

26 February, 2020

A fencing contractor has been fined $25,000 after a teenage worker sustained a serious hand injury while installing galvanised steel fence posts.


Kitchen manufacturer fined $60K for amputated fingers

21 February, 2020

A kitchen manufacturer has been fined $60,000 after a cabinet maker severed three fingers while cutting panels with a panel saw.


Worker injured in incident at Ravensworth Operations

10 February, 2020

A worker has been injured at Ravensworth Operations, after driving a light vehicle over an edge.


Crushed hand leads to $55K fine for Campbellfield company

10 January, 2020

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


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.


Worker's foot amputated in feeder bin incident

24 June, 2019

A worker's foot has been surgically amputated onsite after his legs became trapped in three exposed operating augers at the bottom of a feeder bin.


EXAIR safety air guns

01 December, 2018

EXAIR's safety air guns have been carefully designed to eliminate the dangers associated with their use.


How to improve safety around forklifts

14 November, 2018

Forklifts pose several risks to pedestrians in the workplace, and following these four tips can help to keep people safe.


How improved plant guarding reduces injuries

04 May, 2018

Plant guarding has consistently been flagged as a critical area for improvement by WorkSafe Victoria safety inspectors on their visits to sites around the state.


Safety without the need for protective fences

27 March, 2018 by Michael Sanchez, Field Sales, SICK Vertriebs-GmbH, Düsseldorf

With the help of safety laser scanners, a machinery engineer has ensured the safe operation of a robot on an injection moulding machine.


Vic's Western Freeway receives life-saving wire rope barriers

01 March, 2018

Wire rope barriers are being implemented on the Western Freeway between the Western Ring Road and Ballarat, as part of a $37 million safety upgrade.


How to avoid loading/unloading exclusion zone (LUEZ) incidents

07 September, 2017 by David Huisman

The operation of trucks, excavators, forklifts and other heavy vehicles in both industrial worksites and public areas is dangerous. Far too often, serious accidents occur when personnel are loading and unloading these powered mobile plants.


Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system

27 June, 2017

The Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system features a transceiver design that employs plug-in modules to establish each unit's function as a transmitter or receiver. Once powered up, the transceiver learns its functionality from the plug-in module.


Gates BIRD belt installation and rotation device

07 June, 2017

The Gates BIRD belt installation and rotation device is designed to minimise the risks to employees during routine belt maintenance.


Balluff magnetically coded safety sensor

07 June, 2017

The Balluff magnetically coded safety sensor has a non-contact operating principle, meaning that it is unaffected by mechanical play.


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