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.
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.
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.
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.
Eflare Corporation has expanded its line of safety beacons with three additional products.
The ACT government has launched the Occupational Health Safety and Environment SubbyPack for the ACT Building and Construction Industry.
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.
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.
The Extech 42511/42512 dual laser infrared thermometer uses dual lasers to identify the exact measuring spot when they converge to a single spot.
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 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.
Premier Morris Iemma recently met with the CFMEU Workplace Tragedy Family Support Group to promote the upcoming changes to the workers compensation death benefits.
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.
The Commission for Occupational Safety and Health is seeking public comment on the draft code of practice for safeguarding of machinery and plant.
Proactive management of problem employees is crucial, as management should aim to neutralise the problem behaviour as soon as possible.