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.

Managing mobile crane work health and safety risks

10 July, 2020

After a young worker was seriously injured while operating a mobile crane, WorkCover Queensland has urged PCBUs to manage the WHS risks when using mobile cranes.

Bunzl Safety Sany+Air Sanitiser Compressor

01 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Bunzl Safety

The Sany+Air Sanitiser Compressor from Bunzl Safety is a low-pressure, oil-free compressor that can spray sanitising products with very little air.

Digital twin technology levels up construction safety

30 June, 2020 | Supplied by: UNSW Built Environment

Digital twin technology could transform construction by teaching users how to evaluate hazards from the safety of afar, and may remove the need to be present onsite altogether.

Warning issued after farmer dies while inflating tyre

16 June, 2020

The South Australian Coroner has issued a warning about the risks of inflating tyres, following the death of a man on a farming property while inflating a tyre.

Risks of not effectively immobilising vehicles

15 June, 2020

WorkCover Queensland is urging PCBUs to ensure trucks, trailers and mobile plant are safely immobilised, after a worker was seriously injured by a frontend loader.

Madison Technologies Portable Traffic Light

12 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Madison Group Enterprises Pty Ltd

The Portable Traffic Light from Madison Technologies is designed to be a safer alternative to STOP/SLOW signs, with easy set-up and operation.

SafeWork SA calls for caution when using crushing plant

08 May, 2020

A worker has died while clearing a metal tramp blockage in a cone crusher, prompting SafeWork SA to urge businesses to practise caution around crushing plant.

Measure the risks before you enter a safety and compliance minefield

16 March, 2020 by Vinh Lam* | Supplied by: CSGtech

In food processing machinery there are stringent hygiene standards that must be followed both for local markets and for exporters — and these standards are not always the same.

Bakery fined $90,000 for breaching safety procedures

09 March, 2020

A Queensland bakery has been fined $90,000 for breaching safety procedures, after a worker sustained severe permanent injuries while cleaning an oven loader.

Hazard prevention around plant machinery

09 March, 2020

A worker was seriously injured in December 2019 after his hand was caught in a hopper. Here is how to prevent similar injuries around plant machinery.

See-through polycarbonates screen manufacturing workers

06 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd

See-through polycarbonates offer machinery and structural safeguarding benefits for the manufacturing sector.

Autonomous haul trucks introduced at Aussie gold mine

02 March, 2020

Newmont's Boddington mine in Western Australia will feature an autonomous haul truck fleet, after a $150 million investment into autonomous haulage systems.

Maintaining worker safety around plant hydraulic systems

28 February, 2020

Operating plant hydraulic systems presents many risks for workers; SafeWork SA has issued a safety alert to minimise the risks of plant usage.

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