Machine > Machine guarding

Company fined again for unprotected edge

16 February, 2007

A construction company has been fined for the second time for not providing edge protection on a construction site.

Safety barriers

25 January, 2007

ActiGard is a range of bollards, guards, safety rails and posts designed to protect vulnerable equipment and stock from accidental damage and staff from potential dangers such as operating machinery, forklifts and other hazards.

WorkSafe impersonators in Victoria

17 November, 2006

Victorian businesses are being warned to look out for WorkSafe impersonators offering health and safety services or advertising deals.

Safety leaders support uniform OHS

31 October, 2006

Australia's politicians are being urged to "stop playing games" and work together for consistent OHS laws by workplace safety professionals.

NSW business disappointed at delay to OHS Act

26 October, 2006

The NSW government has announced plans to send the state’s draft Occupational Health and Safety Act for a further six-month review despite expressions of disappointment by Australian business and industry groups.

Victoria’s OHS prosecutions go live

12 October, 2006

The Victorian Workcover Authority (VWA) has updated the way in which details of its prosecutions can be accessed.

Manufacturing no-go for under 15s

20 September, 2006

A New Zealand manufacturer has been fined $9000 after a 14-year-old boy was injured at its premises.

Short road to success

04 September, 2006 by Wendy Cramer

The Safety Show, Sydney has enjoyed incredible success and growth in the relatively short time since its inception. Safety Solutions takes a look back at the evolution of this event and takes a look forward at what to expect for 2006

ASCC develops guidelines for safe design

28 August, 2006

The Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) has released a guidance document outlining the principles of safe design as a means of preventing injuries in the workplace.

500 Australian Standards to be cut

28 August, 2006

To maintain relevant Australian Standards, Standards Australia has embarked on a project to reassess about 2000 standards sectors that are more than 10 years old.

A rewarding safety program

14 August, 2006

An incentive program can be just the thing to boost a flagging safety program. But the emphasis shouldn't be just on 'what' to reward employees with

Assess and reduce risk

14 August, 2006

How do you ensure a machine is properly safeguarded? Chris Soranno from STI Machine Services has devised a 12-step process that offers a thorough risk assessment for the safe and efficient operation of industrial machinery

Employee injured by identified hazard

08 August, 2006

An ACT company has been fined $200,000 under a new OHS law after a worker was injured by a hazard previously identified by the company’s risk assessment process.

Call for entries to SA safety awards

04 August, 2006

SafeWork SA is calling for entries into the Safe Work Awards for 2006.

Standards Australia to continue as peak standards body

26 July, 2006

Standards Australia funding will continue at current or increased levels if recommendations from a draft report are followed that suggest it remain Australia’s peak standards development organisation.

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