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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.


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.


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.


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