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Increasing safety during manufacturing maintenance

17 March, 2022 by Eric Whitley*, Director of Smart Manufacturing, L2L

Almost every mechanical system needs regular maintenance for optimal performance, and that is especially true in the automotive industry.

Qld implements mandate for bus driver safety barriers

15 March, 2022

Safety barriers will now be mandatory in all new Queensland urban buses, to protect drivers from unacceptable passenger behaviour.

Tensioning tech increases worker safety for power station

10 March, 2022

A Korean thermal power station has implemented tensioning technology onto its low-pressure steam turbine casings, to improve worker safety and reduce machine downtime.

Mechanic fined $210K after fatal truck crash

11 February, 2022

A mechanic has been convicted and fined following a 2014 truck crash that claimed the lives of three people.

Fastener technology enhances safety gains for mill operators

28 January, 2022

Northern NSW sugar mills have implemented simultaneously actuated hydraulic nuts to reduce maintenance downtime while increasing safety and productivity.

SafeWork NSW launches WHS Guide for road freight transport industry

20 January, 2022

SafeWork NSW has released a safety guide for the road freight transport industry, with practical and tailored information about working in and around vehicles.

Road-friendly air suspension: preventive maintenance checklist

24 November, 2021 by Russell Chown, Manager for Automotive Air Springs, Air Springs Supply

This timely checklist for heavy vehicles is designed to keep road-friendly air suspension working safer for longer across Australia's road transport network.

Report: 194 people were fatally injured at work in 2020

29 October, 2021

A report from Safe Work Australia has revealed that 194 people were fatally injured in the workplace in 2020, with 96% of worker fatalities being men.

Machinery to enhance safety in decommissioning, repurposing and construction tasks

20 October, 2021

A new range of machinery has been designed to support the Australasian mining, energy and construction sectors as they carry out the decommissioning and repurposing of obsolete plant.

New forklift series enhances operator safety and ergonomics

08 October, 2021

A new series of forklifts has been developed for a range of applications, to enhance operator safety, comfort and ergonomics.

Tech company raises funds for AI start-up to boost workplace safety

06 October, 2021

Unleash live, an AI video analytics platform, has announced a Series A funding round, led by SafetyCulture, to fuel the growth of its A.I. Apps Store.

Safe Work Australia publishes WHS guidance for concrete pumping

13 September, 2021

Safe Work Australia has published guidance to help PCBUs manage the work health and safety risks associated with concrete pumping on construction sites.

Fasteners secure safe comminution equipment setup

11 August, 2021

A new way of securing vibrating screen and crusher motor bolts has been developed, thereby saving time previously taken to install industrial comminution equipment.

Company fined $133K after worker injured by falling ramp

06 August, 2021

A demolition company has been fined $133,000 after a worker was seriously injured by the falling ramp of a low loader trailer.

Drilling company fined $375K after worker crushed by truck

28 July, 2021

A South Coast drilling company has been fined $375,000 after a worker was fatally crushed by a truck in October 2017.

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