Autonomous shipping: are self-driving ships the safer future?

16 October, 2020

Australian Maritime College researcher Dr Reza Emad believes that commercial shipping will see more remotely controlled ships by 2030 — improving safety and efficiency.

Stage one of ACCC quad bike safety standards takes effect

14 October, 2020

The first stage of mandatory safety standards for all new and imported second-hand quad bikes has come into effect, to improve the safety of the quad bikes.

Safety alert issued after worker falls from trailer

06 October, 2020

A truck driver has sustained serious injuries after falling from his trailer, prompting a safety alert to be issued about the risk of falls from trucks and trailers.

Snack food maker fined $80,000 for workplace incident

24 September, 2020

Yarra Valley Snack Foods has been fined $80,000 after a worker sustained serious injuries to his lung, ribs, lower back, leg and ankle in a workplace incident.

$40K fine after workplace incident leads to amputation

16 September, 2020

A sheet metal fabrication company has been fined $40,000 after a workplace incident that led to a work experience student having to amputate the tip of his finger.

Freak accident leads to serious injuries and $30K fine

15 September, 2020

A cattle company in Central Australia has pleaded guilty and been fined $30,000 after a freak accident left two workers seriously injured.

RCT Muirhead Speed Gates

12 August, 2020 | Supplied by: RCT

The Muirhead Speed Gates from RCT can be applied to any type of materials handling equipment, to ensure all industrial vehicles are travelling at safe speeds.

Victorian meat processor fined for severe hand injury

10 August, 2020

Diamond Valley Pork has been fined $130,000 for a 2019 incident in which a worker's hand was crushed while trapped in a waste chute.

Efficient and secure: how data management of the future supports safer work practices

10 August, 2020 | Supplied by: eFax

Whilst the majority of record keeping has moved to the digital world, manual faxing still remains a staple of worksites.

SafeWork NSW to crack down on crane operator compliance

06 August, 2020

SafeWork NSW inspectors will conduct a compliance blitz across the state, verifying licensing and operator competency on crane operators at worksites.

NT worker dies falling from the tracks of an excavator

04 August, 2020

On 29 July, a 37-year-old worker died at a construction site in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory after falling from the tracks of an excavator.

Vic hire company fined $85,000 after worker death

30 July, 2020

A Victorian equipment hire company has been fined $85,000 following the death of a worker who was loading lift equipment onto a truck.

Two Victorian lives claimed in "tragic 48 hours"

29 July, 2020

Two workers have died in separate incidents in what WorkSafe Victoria has described as "a tragic 48 hours". It brings the state's toll to 42 for 2020.

Preventing death and serious injury when felling trees

24 July, 2020

After a man was fatally struck by a tree while felling it with a chainsaw, WorkCover Queensland has issued guidance to prevent similar incidents in future.

Preparing building HVAC systems for a return to work

14 July, 2020

With COVID-19 restrictions easing and workers returning to their places of work, building HVAC systems must be considered as part of a safe reopening.

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