Public comment sought on draft WA safeguarding code

25 August, 2008

The Commission for Occupational Safety and Health and its Mining Industry Advisory Committee are seeking public comment from interested parties on a draft Code of Practice: Safeguarding of machinery and plant.

Unguarded machine severs man's arm

22 August, 2008

A chilling incident in which a man's arm was removed at the shoulder in a machine this week has prompted a WorkSafe Victoria warning that guarding had to be a higher priority for business.

Safety cultures needed to save lives

21 August, 2008

New Zealand business leaders have been urged to show the way in encouraging a safety culture within workplaces, during discussions at the Leaders in Health and Safety Summit held in Wellington this week.

ACT revamps work safety law

21 August, 2008

The ACT government has moved to improve safety at work with the introduction of the Work Safety Bill 2008, replacing the current law which is almost 20 years old.

Safety beacons

18 August, 2008

Eflare Corporation has expanded its line of safety beacons with three additional products.

Safety guidelines for ACT subcontractors

18 August, 2008

The ACT government has launched the Occupational Health Safety and Environment SubbyPack for the ACT Building and Construction Industry. 

Tower lamps

18 August, 2008

The Gemini-G1 range of tower lamps are stackable LED beacons with applications in machine status indication, machine guarding, factory traffic control and many other areas.

Position controller software

18 August, 2008

The Praxxis Panfold application has been released. This software loads into Praxxis displays and position controllers to provide a complete solution that controls the fold angle on a pan folder or long folder or similar machine.

Infrared thermometer

18 August, 2008

The Extech 42511/42512 dual laser infrared thermometer uses dual lasers to identify the exact measuring spot when they converge to a single spot.

PT4300 pressure sensor

18 August, 2008

The PT4300 is a media isolated, stainless steel pressure sensor for use in oil and gas, refrigeration, gas compression, test stands and industrial OEM applications.

Fosters receives $1.125m OHS fine

08 August, 2008

Fosters Australia has received a massive $1.125m fine for serious safety failings which led to the death of a worker at its Abbotsford (Melbourne) brewery in April 2006.

NSW increases workers compensation death benefits

30 July, 2008

Premier Morris Iemma recently met with the CFMEU Workplace Tragedy Family Support Group to promote the upcoming changes to the workers compensation death benefits.

Supreme Court overrules joint OHS appeal

24 July, 2008

The SA Supreme Court has overruled the joint appeal lodged by Santos Limited and Diemould Tooling Services, clarifying a key point of law for prosecuting serious breaches of workplace safety laws.

Public comment sought on machinery regs

22 July, 2008

The Commission for Occupational Safety and Health is seeking public comment on the draft code of practice for safeguarding of machinery and plant.

Poison people — who’s obstructing safety in your workplace? Part 3

15 July, 2008 by Andrew Douglas*

Proactive management of problem employees is crucial, as management should aim to neutralise the problem behaviour as soon as possible.

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