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Partial finger amputation leads to $50K fine for Vic water corporation

08 May, 2023

A Victorian utlity company has been fined after a worker sustained serious hand injuries while cleaning part of a wastewater management system.

Crusher service firmly bolted on to safety

04 May, 2023

Using the safest bolting practices has been the key to success for a crusher service specialist based in regional NSW.

Mechanic's fine increased after WorkSafe appeal

05 April, 2023

A Victorian mechanic that serviced a petrol tanker days before it decoupled and killed three people in a 2014 accident has had its fine increased after an appeal.

Volvo to trial electric heavy vehicles in Queensland

14 February, 2023

Volvo Group Australia has announced plans to test heavy-duty battery electric heavy vehicles, equipped with a range of safety features, in Queensland.

Call for enhanced safety for concrete pours

18 January, 2023

Concreters across New South Wales have been urged to carry out regular inspections, maintenance and testing of equipment after a spate of concrete placing equipment incidents.

World first breakthrough in safer paint technology

01 January, 2023

A&I Coatings has developed a new type of polyurethane coating for the mining and vehicle body manufacturing industry that is sustainable and less harmful to persons.

EXAIR Safety Air Guns

01 December, 2022

EXAIR safety air guns have been designed to lower the risks and problems that air guns may bring.

The dos and don'ts of hydraulics servicing

23 November, 2022

Done well, hydraulic servicing can enhance safety on diesel-powered vehicles and machinery — but a poor job can lead to accidents and higher costs.

Vic freight company fined $35,000 after truck fatality

05 October, 2022

A Victorian freight company has been fined following the death of a garbage truck driver in Epping in December 2019.

Protect-Air CartReg inline regulator

01 October, 2022

The small and compact Protect-Air CartReg inline regulator provides an economical way to maintain specific pressure requirements.

Concrete manufacturer fined $35,000 over crane incident

29 September, 2022

A Victorian concrete manufacturer has been fined after two workers were nearly injured when a 2600 kg trough and mould detached from a crane and fell.

Forklift accident results in $40,000 fine for car dealership

14 September, 2022

A Victorian car dealership has been fined for failing to maintain a safe system of work, after a worker suffered skull fractures following an accident involving a forklift.

Inspectors visit Wagga worksites to improve plant safety

02 August, 2022

SafeWork NSW will conduct site visits across Wagga Wagga to ensure that businesses are managing the risks associated with loading and unloading vehicles.

Safety reminder issued as electric vehicle sales accelerate

19 July, 2022

The rising popularity of electric vehicles has prompted WorkSafe to remind employers to provide appropriate training and supervision to mechanics working on EV systems.

Human vibration

18 July, 2022

Prolonged exposure of the human body to mechanical vibration can be harmful; a vibration meter is a reliable evaluation tool to monitor and reduce human exposure to vibration.

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